EFL matches suspended until April due to coronavirus outbreak

EFL matches suspended until April due to coronavirus outbreak

By David Beddows | 13/03/2020

EFL matches suspended until April due to coronavirus outbreak

THE EFL have suspended all fixtures until the beginning of next month due to the coronavirus outbreak, triggering the postponement to three Rotherham United matches.

After an emergency meeting this morning, the EFL board agreed to call a halt until April 3 at the earliest in tandem with the FA, Premier League, EFL and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship. 

The decision means Rotherham United's match at home to Southend United tomorrow will not take place along with next Saturday's League One promotion clash at Fleetwood and the home date with Gillingham the following Sunday.

The situation will be kept under constant review and comes due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus. 

The suspension also includes all Academy and youth team fixtures. 

A further update will be given next week. 

The EFL said: "This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak."
 



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