Premier League clubs to vote on how to end season if it is disrupted by Covid-19

Premier League clubs will take a vote on Tuesday to decide how the current season should be settled in the event of coronavirus cutting it short.

The 2019-20 campaign was brought to a halt in March due to the rapid spread of the pandemic, and there was talk at one stage that the season could be made null and void.

In the end it was able to be resumed and concluded behind closed doors, but with virus numbers on the rise again there is no 100% guarantee that 2020-21 campaign will be finished.

All clubs will take the vote on what would happen in the event of it not being completed in a shareholders meeting.

And according to BBC Sport the clubs are likely to agree that the campaign should be nulled and voided unless the season had reached a period of around two thirds to three quarters of the way through.

The main points of action were verbally agreed at the last meeting in August and the wording of the new rule has been developed over the past few weeks.

Meanwhile it is not expected that the issue of a potential bailout for the English Football League will be discussed this week.

Lower league clubs are being particularly affected financially by the lack of matchday revenue through no fans attending games, and Sports Minister Oliver Dowden has urged Premier League clubs to help them out.

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Speaking on Sky Sports at the weekend he said: "The first thing we need to look to is the Premier League and I've been in contact with them this week.

"We're all agreed the Premier League needs to step up to the plate and they're having intensive discussions with the EFL [English Football League] over how they can support those clubs. They're ready to play their part, the Prime Minister and I have been urging them to do that."

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