Premier League postponed indefinitely, will resume ‘when it’s safe’

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 29, 2019. (Jon Super/AP)

The Premier League announced that they won’t resume the 2019-20 season until “when it’s safe and appropriate to do so.”

The league’s restart was initially pushed back to “at least” April 30, but Friday’s statement said that the season now won’t resume at the beginning of May.

A restart date will be under constant and regular review but a return to action won’t begin unless they receive full support from the government.

The Premier League also announced that it donated £125 million ($216 million CAD) to English lower-league clubs and an additional £20 million to England’s National Health Service.

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