The English Premier League (EPL) has now been postponed according to the official announcement on its website. The move was done due to the outbreak of COVID-19 which has started to take its toll on the English professional football scene as teams begin to isolate their players and staff.
For starters, Chelsea player Callum James Hudson-Odoi is the first EPL player that has been tested positive for COVID-19. Another well-known individual within EPL that has been tested positive is Arsenal’s manager, Mikel Arteta.
Alongside EPL, the English Football League (EFL) which is responsible for EFL Championship, League One, and League Two has also agreed to postpone all matches. In its statement, EFL has also advised all club to suspend non-essential activities to help curb the coronavirus.
Not spared from the move is the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship as well as all England’s national team fixtures at every single level. The FA, EPL, and EFL have collectively stated that this postponement will last at least until 3 April 2020.