Premier League set date for commencement of 2020/21 season

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The Premier League has revealed the 2020/21 season will start on September 12 and run until May 23, 2021.

The 20 top-flight clubs gathered for their final shareholders’ meeting of this season on Friday, with the final round of games taking place on Sunday.

A statement from the organiser of English top flight read: “Premier League shareholders today agreed to start the 2020-21 Premier League season on September 12, 2020.

“The final match round of the campaign will take place on May 23, 2021. The Premier League will continue to consult the FA and EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions.”

Premier League Shareholders today agreed to start the 2020/21 #PL season on 12 September

The final match round of the campaign will take place on 23 May

The Premier League will continue to consult with @FA and @EFL regarding the scheduling of all domestic competitions pic.twitter.com/AE21rTqiwK

— Premier League (@premierleague) July 24, 2020

This season’s campaign will come to an this weekend after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Liverpool were crowned champions for the first time since 1990 which was their 19th title.

In normal circumstances, teams are granted a three-month break from competitive action, with the league season usually concluding in May and starting up again in August.

Pre-season, the period when players hone their match fitness, tends to kick off around a month before the first competitive games, but that will be impossible due to coronavirus disruption.

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