Premier League Return Date Still Not Clear, Says Brady
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 years ago Sat 18th April 2020 | 03:23 PM
West Ham chief executive Karren Brady claims the Premier League's return date is still unclear despite hopes the top-flight season can restart in June
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Apr, 2020 ) :West Ham chief executive Karren Brady claims the Premier League's return date is still unclear despite hopes the top-flight season can restart in June.
"Players will have been able to retain some physical fitness at home," Brady wrote in her column in The Sun on Saturday.
"But if social-distancing rules are still in place, physical match-play training will not be allowed -- you can't tackle from two metres away.
"So, how match-fit will players be if the season commences, as we all hope it will, by mid-June?" With most clubs having nine games left, it was reported that Friday's meeting of the 20 clubs discussed finishing the season in a 40-day window.
But Brady is adamant difficult questions over training, testing of players, hygiene and medical protocols will need to be resolved first.
She also highlighted a potential unfairness in some squads having a number of players in self-isolation.
"Everyone at the stadium -- and even behind closed doors this is about 300-500 people -- including security, staff, medical officers, players, referees and media, will have to have temperature checks, fill out health questionnaires and observe social distancing.
"Then there is the issue of injuries. All this is manageable but what if a player gets injured, where do we send him?"It can't be to an NHS (UK National Health Service) hospital that is already under pressure and private hospitals are carrying out NHS procedures and not taking in injured footballers. So then what?"