The Vice-chairman of the Hammers has dismissed the claims that the clubs of the Premier League have considered halting the season. Reports that the clubs of Premier League have discussed pausing this season due to a spike in cases of coronavirus have been termed as “complete nonsense” by Karren Brady, Vice-chairman, West Ham.
The government of the UK has imposed restrictions, tighter than the previous one, on the life of the public for attempting to curb the surge in cases of coronavirus, driven by the more infectious new Covid-19 variant. The EPL already took strict safety and health measures which have been unable to prevent the surge in positive coronavirus cases at clubs. Three matches were called off the past month. At the beginning of December, the trip of Aston Villa to Newcastle got postponed before Manchester City Vs. Everton and Tottenham Vs. Fulham got called off last week at very short notice.
No Talks Of A Circuit-Breaker In Premier League Meetings
With so many matches happening and so many teams playing in such a short time, many people had fears that the virus will be able to spread between clubs rapidly thereby sparking rumors that a “circuit breaker” will pause this season for at least a few weeks to bring the virus under control. The Premier League already stated that it doesn’t plan on pausing this season and Brady also insists that this kind of proposal was never discussed.
She mentioned in the magazine Sun that she was confused when she read that the clubs of Premier League were considering this “circuit-breaker” of two weeks in this season over anticipations that the outbreaks of Covid-19 can cause chaos. She termed this news as complete nonsense and claimed that no club has ever raised or discussed this idea in their multiple League meetings so there are really no plans of discussing it.