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Premier League chief defends clubs’ ‘restraint’ in their furloughing of staff | Football

The chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters, has defended the furloughing of staff, claiming clubs have been acting with “restraint” as he warned of a “very real threat” of some top-flight sides going bust because of the coronavirus crisis. In a striking letter to the select committee of …

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‘There will be a huge financial hit’: cricket clubs count cost of lockdown | Sport

Sport is hardly a priority amid an unprecedented global crisis, but, while cricket grounds soak up some welcome spring sunshine in perfect isolation, there are ugly storm clouds circling. This is usually one of the busiest times of the year at club grounds up and down the country, as armies …

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Premier League clubs to go it alone in pay cut talks with players | Football

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has established a fund for professional footballers to donate directly to NHS staff.

Premier League clubs anticipate having to start individual negotiations over wage reductions with their players after attempts to reach a collective pay agreement in response to the coronavirus crisis were frustrated during talks on Saturday. While players have been told clubs may lose £1.137bn because of the disruption caused by …

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Premier League clubs may be forced to sell players if wages not cut | Football

The Premier League’s position at the top of world football could be in danger if a solution to reducing player wages during the coronavirus crisis is not found, an analyst has warned. A week of talks between football bodies and the players’ union, the PFA, has led to little movement …

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Clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons abandoned prematurely | Football

Uefa and Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete the 2019-20 season despite the coronavirus shutdown, with Uefa saying it may not accept clubs into next season’s Champions League if they have not qualified in the normal way. In a joint letter sent on Thursday …

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Premier League clubs must face windfall tax over wages, says MP | Football

Pressure continues to grow on Premier League players to reduce their pay after a call from parliament for a windfall tax on clubs who refuse to cut player wages while putting non-playing staff on furlough. The Conservative chair of the influential DCMS select committee, Julian Knight, has said that the …

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Pay cuts, furlough or deferrals: what are the Premier League clubs doing? | Football

Crystal Palace have said matchday staff will ‘not be financially disavantaged’.

Arsenal Arsenal continue to monitor the situation regarding player and staff wages and are playing an active role in the Premier League’s discussions. But there has been no decision taken and the focus has been on ensuring casual employees are looked after. All will be paid as normal until 30 …

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Premier League clubs have failed the smell test in furloughing their staff | Paul MacInnes | Football

Tottenham may have to make reimbursements to their sponsors, such as the AIA Group.

Under the shadow of coronavirus new rules are being made and unmade. Things that were unknown and alien a week ago are increasingly part of daily life. But some things do not need explaining. They feel instinctively right, or plain wrong and Premier League clubs furloughing their staff is one. …

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Clubs run on the smell of an oily rag face tough times as coronavirus hits community sport | Scott Heinrich | Sport

Sausage sizzles can be a big revenue raiser for community sports clubs.

Read the daily sport headlines – or at least those that exist in this time of competitive dormancy – and one could be excused for thinking the only athletes affected by the coronavirus-induced halt to activity are professionals. What of those, though, who play sport not for a living but …

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Sadiq Khan urges London’s top football clubs to aid NHS and ‘protect lives’ | Football

The mayor of London has written to every Premier League and Championship club in the capital asking they provide assistance to the NHS in “unprecedented times” amid the fight against coronavirus. In a letter sent this week, Sadiq Khan asked clubs to provide help in three key areas – access …

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