Coronavirus: Cardiff City member of staff tests positive

Ross Houston
May 31, 2020

That means the EFL will meet again on June 8 when a vote could potentially be held.

There have been disagreements between the League One clubs over how to continue the campaign and, any decision to curtail the season, will only take place if the clubs vote in favour of doing so.

With regards to the second-tier, the EFL said 1,058 players and staff from England's 24 Championship clubs had been tested for the virus on Thursday and Friday.

"At the same time as advising on its proposed approach last week, the Board had asked Clubs to give it appropriate consideration and provide any feedback".

At Wednesday's EFL Board meeting it was made a decision to progress with the proposal outlined last Thursday "in respect of changes to EFL Regulations in the event Season 2019/20 is curtailed in any EFL Division".

As well as the 10 positive tests from Championship clubs, there were seven from just three clubs who underwent testing in League Two.

The EFL Board has "unanimously" chose to progress with its original plan in the event of curtailment, that would see final positions in League One and League Two decided based on unweighted points-per-game - with promotion and relegation.

"We are going to see clubs like Stevenage and Tranmere probably lose their spaces in their leagues without even having the opportunity to play for it down to economic reasons because the funding isn't there to support football at that level".

The EFL board "unanimously" agreed upon a framework at a meeting on Wednesday, but now needs clubs to approve it.

Any club wishing to propose an alternative "regulation change" has until Tuesday, June 2, to present to the EFL. "Any such Club proposals will be considered at the same meeting as the Board's proposal".

Yesterday (Thursday), the Premier League announced a provisional restart date of June 17 with up to six games at neutral venues. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

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