By Kenneth Afor
After weeks of deliberations and prolonged wait from the United Kingdom (UK) government to give a nod on temporary ease of movements, the English Premier league has finally received a confirmation to restart the league June 1.
The confirmation came after the UK made public plans to gradually commence easing of movement in the country and other activities.
The EPL suspended all footballing activities in the country early March due to the continuous increase of cases of persons contracted with coronavirus in the UK.
The global pandemic has disrupted the entire major sporting calendar across the globe.
However, it’s still unclear if fans will have the chance to get a feel of the football atmosphere in their respective venues where matches will be played.
The document reads thus, “Some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to reopen safely at this point, or may be able to open safely only in part.”
Meanwhile, a few number of Premier League Clubs have publicly raised issues bothering safety of players and officials and also players are not left out on this.
However, one of the resolutions proposed by league management in guaranteeing safety is playing matches at neutral venues without fans but was opposed by teams at the bottom of the table.