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Premier League welcomes government directive as clubs move to phase three of project return
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Premier League welcomes government directive as clubs move to phase three of project return

The Premier League has welcomed the government's decision to permit all professional sporting events to start from June 1. 

The government, through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) published the guidelines on Saturday, which allowed for stage three of project return. 

The guidelines clearly indicate there will be no spectators at events, which must be played behind closed doors. 

"The Premier League welcomes the Government’s announcement today," Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said. 

"All major sports, including the Premier League, have been working together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport to produce this Stage Three protocol. 

"We could not have reached this point without the full support of the Government, especially DCMS, Public Health England, and the Chief Medical Officer’s team.

"We have provisionally planned to restart the Premier League on 17 June, but there is still much work to be done to ensure the safety of everyone involved. 

"This includes consulting with our clubs, players, and managers - along with all our other stakeholders - as the health and welfare of our participants and supporters is our priority.

"If all goes well, we will be thrilled to resume the 2019/20 season in just over two weeks’ time."

Premier League action is set to resume on June 17, with the first match pitting Manchester City against Arsenal.

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