Rejoice, fans! On May 28, 2020, Premier League decided on a date to resume their matches – which is 17 June 2020. The decision was collectively taken by all shareholders.
However, this date is set provisionally and can be changed later. After three months of no activity from the Premier League, fans will see the restart in mid-June. Some rejoiced, while some are skeptical still. Currently, 92 PL matches are left to conduct before announcing the winners. According to Sky Sports, first two games to be held will be Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal.
A statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.
“Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – postponed due to the Carabao Cup Final – will now take place on 17 June, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June. Due to COVID-19, games will take place behind closed doors.
“Premier League Shareholders also approved a proposal that would see all 92 remaining matches broadcast live in the UK by the League’s existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.
“The planned kick-off times in the UK for live matches will also differ from the traditional times.”