The biggest football league, English Premier League has been suspended.
The suspension comes after Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea Winger Callum-Hudson Odoi tested positive for Covid-19 Corona Virus.
In a statement posted in all their social media accounts, the Premier League has stated that the move is as a result of the deadly virus that is now a global epidemic.
In the statement, Premier League noted, ” Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.”
The statement further stated, “Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.
In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.”
On his part, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.”
The Premier League becomes the fourth top tire league in Europe to be suspended due to the Virus after Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and Spain’s La Liga.
The UEFA Champions League and Europa League have also been suspended till further notice.