Premier League restart faces delay after players voice safety concerns

  • Two-hour meeting with captains features robust exchanges
  • Uefa relax deadline on receiving plans for finishing season

The Premier League is facing the possibility of having to delay its Project Restart after a pair of crucial meetings with players and managers provoked a series of robust exchanges and diverging views.

A planned resumption of play on 12 June is now looking less likely, and kick-off a week later is now a possibility after issues over protocols for a safe return to play and concerns over the need for more training came to the fore.

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