The Premier League and other European leagues have been given a deadline of May 25 by UEFA to provide plans to restart their season.
UEFA’s Executive Committee to hold next conference call on May 27, when it intends to reach decision over whether European competitions can be completed in August
UEFA has also asked associations, such as the Dutch FA, to “explain the special circumstances justifying such premature termination” by the same deadline, in relation to the clubs it wants to compete in Europe next season.
A UEFA working group has made a “strong recommendation” that domestic seasons are completed, but administrators would prefer suspended domestic competitions to restart “with a different format”, rather than cancel them.
It has been agreed that associations may cancel their season only if governments prevent sporting events from taking place or ‘insurmountable economic problems’ risk the ‘long-term financial stability’ of domestic competitions and clubs.
UEFA has also asked the 12 host cities of next summer’s delayed European Championship to confirm their participation by Thursday [April 30].
Earlier this month, UEFA’s intention was to use the same cities but has yet to confirm schedules for matches.