English football authority decided on Thursday to extend the suspension of the current season until April 30 while pledging to complete it, the British Federation (FA) announced.
“We have decided that professional matches in England will be postponed until at least April 30,” the statement said after a teleconference meeting between the federation, the English Football League and representatives from the men’s and women’s championships.
The purpose of the meeting was to concretize the instructions for “social distancing” advocated by the government to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
After having deliberated for a long time, the English football authorities had initially suspended the progress of the season until April 3.
FA rules state that “the season must not end later than June 1”.
But “the board of directors of the federation has decided to extend this limit indefinitely for the 2019/2020 season of professional football,” the statement said.