Championship To Return On June 20

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The English Football League has announced that its second division, Championship will return on the weekend of June 20, subject all safety requirements and goverment guidelines being met.

After making it clear that Premier League is set to restart on June 17, EFL knows the importance of completing the leagues to avoid any potential issues eith promoted and relegated clubs. EFL is also plannimg to complete season with the play-off final on or around July 30.

On Sunday night, EFL said: “Following Saturday’s announcement by the
government to allow elite sporting events to return
behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend
agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend
of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Championship.

The date is subject to the strict proviso that all
safety requirements and government guidance is
met; and that clubs receive clearance from their
local authorities in order to stage matches at their
home grounds
“.

EFL chairman Rick Parry added: “With
Championship Clubs set to return to full-contact
training later this week and following Saturday’s
government announcement, we are edging closer
towards resuming the 2019/20 EFL season. We have therefore today consulted with the
Board’s Championship Directors and agreed to
fixtures restarting behind closed doors on 20 June
.”

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