The English Premier League has until July 31 to play the remaining matches of the Championship. But if the 2019/20 PL season fails, the league will have to pay € 811m to broadcasters who have been allowed to broadcast the matches.
It will undoubtedly exacerbate the already difficult financial situation of the Premier League. As you already know, like other championships, Coronavirus has also caused a financial crisis in the PL.
Remaining 92 matches may be played on a neutral basis
The English Championship has been suspended until April 3 due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic. A meeting of Premier League clubs is scheduled for March 19 to discuss the fate of the remainder of the season.
Under contracts with Sky Sports and BT Sport, England’s top division clubs will have to repay more than € 800m from the € 3.2bn they received from the sale of their broadcasting rights.
After 29 rounds in the English Premier League, Liverpool top the table (82 points). The second place is Manchester City (57), and third place is Leicester City (53). There are 9 more rounds to play before the end of the Premier League.
England is already considering an option for the remaining 92 matches being played on a neutral basis. In that case, all meetings will be broadcast live.
Recall that at a special video conference on March 17, UEFA decided to postpone the European Championship by 2021. One of the reasons is to allow the national leagues to finish championships.