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Premier League CEO Masters is confident of a June return

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The Premier League’s CEO Richard Masters has expressed his confidence in the English top-flight returning to action as planned in June.

It appears that the English top-flight Premier Leagues “project restart” is gaining momentum.

In recent days, top clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and more have shared with their fans the progress their players are making as training at their respective facilities ahs resumed.

The clubs and the players are governed by strict testing policies and social distancing rules.

There have been cases of players having to go back into isolation after positive COVID-19 tests. There are also those who have family members who are at an elevated risk of infection and they have stayed away.

For the most part the wheels are successfully in motion.

Masters has now expressed his confidence in the progress that has been made.

He told BBC Sport:

“There is some momentum. We’ve taken the first step.”

Although he did go on to explain that there should still be, “contingency plans, flexibility, and the realization that “curtailment is still a possibility.”

He continued:

“We wouldn’t have taken the first step to get back to training if we weren’t convinced we had created a very safe environment for our players.”

“It is the first step and we have to be sure when we go to contact training we have completed those processes.”

“We think it is safe to return. We have to respect players’ decisions not to return to training. I would be comfortable to return to training.”