Lega Serie A President says start of 2020-21 season could be pushed back. “We are trying to earn a little more time and let the teams have more rest.”
Paolo Dal Pino has revealed that the start of the 2020-21 season could be pushed back ‘to let the teams have some more rest’. He said the Lega has scheduled a meeting on Monday to establish the exact dates for 2020-21, with the current plan to start on September 12.
Il Corriere dello Sport reveals that the assembly met at Hilton in Milan today and the Lega chief showed concerns regarding the protocol ahead of the upcoming season.
“Thinking about the next few months. We are worried about uncertainty and the many things to deal with,” he told the newspaper.
“Starting with the current health protocol. It will be very difficult to face an entire championship with a swab test every four days.
“We need to define new applicable and viable methods.”
On the start date of the next championship, Dal Pino added: “On Monday, we have a meeting regarding the calendar. And we will establish the exact dates.
“At the moment, we are talking about September 12. But we are trying to earn a little more time and let the teams have more rest.
“The hypothesis to postpone the season exists, then we’ll see by how much.”
Reports in Italy claim the season could be pushed until September 19 and make up for the lost time by recovering the matches on January 2 and 3.
Credit: Football Italia