Football clubs have long clamoured for a Premier League return amid the lockdown due to coronavirus in UK. It is now suggested that the Premier League have issued a set of guidelines to ensure that the social distancing norms are followed properly apart from ensuring the Premier League return doesn't impact the efforts of the authorities in their fight against coronavirus in UK.
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According to recent reports in England, the players and the essential stuff of the clubs will be tested for coronavirus twice in a week to ensure a feasible Premier League return. This procedure shall begin once players return to training and will continue until the end of the season. It is estimated that the cost of testing will amount up to £4 million ($4.9 million) within a span of 13 weeks, with the Premier League set to bear the entire financial burden.
According to reports that have emerged after the recent Premier League meeting, the competition will see several fixtures crammed up in a short schedule, considering the paucity of time. The Premier League meeting has suggested the idea of introducing five substitutes in the game, considering the fact that every team might play one game every alternate day.
Reports also suggest that the Premier League meeting had the idea of getting rid of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) until the end of the season, discussed as well. This suggestion seems to be influenced by the social distancing norms put in place in the UK, as several referees are expected to sit in the VAR room.