Premier League closer to restart again
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Contact training in elite sports should receive government approval this week. Instructions for this release phase are currently awaiting signature from competent authorities.
The first phase, which included training for small groups while maintaining social distance, was approved last week, prompting the Premier League to encourage players to return to training. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden's recent comments on the second phase are likely to increase ambitions to complete the season in several sports. The Premier League has previously announced a planned restart of matches on June 12, but an earlier start is currently being considered.
"First, we issued instructions for closed-door training, ie contactless training, which were published earlier this week," he said. "I hope that, together with the signing of the public health agreement in England and other countries, we will get to the next stage in the coming days, which will significantly help elite sports," the secretary said.
When it comes to broadcasting matches, a situation is considered where some games will be displayed for free. If there is no interruption of the TV signal on Saturday at 15:00. Discussions are currently underway on this topic with the Premier League, EFL and FA. "I think this step should benefit everyone," Oliver Dowden told the BBC.