Premier League presents data to worried players to assure them of their safety

The Premier League is desperate to get the league underway but fears by players present a brand new challenge to the competition’s organisers.

The Premier League has been suspended since the start of March when the coronavirus pandemic began to eat into the UK league by infecting Mikel Arteta.

The organisers are worried about losing the money that they would make from TV rights agreements when the campaign is completed and they are desperate to see players return to the field next month.

However, the players are worried that the coronavirus could infect them if they start playing again.

Players like Danny Rose and Glen Murray have slammed the authorities for wanting to get football restarted when people are dying outside the sports world.

However, the Premier League is doing all it can to assure the players that they have nothing to worry about, and a new report claims that they intend to show the players that the close contact period in training is less than the time needed for them to contact the virus, reports the Independent.

Using data provided by StatSports, the Independent highlighted that fact that the time for close contact in training is just 3.3 seconds, which is too small for the virus to be transmitted from one person to the other.

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  1. Shakir says:


  2. Brian says:

    That is crap honestly this would change football

  3. jon fox says:

    I do not accept and nor will many players, that anyone can possibly say with any honesty or certainty that the virus CANNOT AND DEFINITELY CANNOT TOO, be transmitted in 3.3 seconds. Lots of 3.3 secs too in each match too. I also note this came from a sports and stats organisation, not directly from scientists.
    The clear facts are that clubs and esp players are being heavily leant on to resume, while many are deeply anxious and many are unwilling and will not take part. I still believe there cannot be any Prem resumption for sometime yet, no matter what is being planned. Plans and fruition are two totally different matters, as wiser folks know.

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