PSL hope to finish season by the end of June

19 March, 2020

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have resolved to try and finish the 2019/20 season by June 30, but say they remain “flexible” beyond that to bring the campaign to a conclusion.

PSL hope to finish season by the end of June

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have resolved to try and finish the 2019/20 season by June 30, but say they remain “flexible” beyond that to bring the campaign to a conclusion.

The Absa Premiership is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the PSL had hoped to play on from as early as next week after gaining the backing of the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa to do so.

A special sitting of the PSL Board of Governors, which includes all 32 clubs, deliberated a way forward for the league on Thursday.

“Whilst it is our intention to complete the season by no later than 30th June 2020, because of the existing uncertainties in our country we shall remain flexible,” the PSL said in a statement.

“The Board of Governors has mandated the Executive Committee and the appointed Task Team to take all possible measures to ensure that the NSL’s leagues resume in compliance with directives issued by the State President with the support and alignment of the National Government.”

No date has been set as yet for the resumption of the fixtures. A Task Team that has been established will "look at all possible scenarios and report to the PSL Exco as soon as possible". The PSL executive committee will, after consulting with the Board of Governors, announce the resumption date.

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