The EFL Board met yesterday to consider the feedback and subsequent implications of last week’s Divisional Club meetings, as the League continues to address the many complex financial and operational matters resulting out of the COVID-19 crisis, including how the 2019/20 campaign is concluded.
The various proposals and counter proposals received from Clubs have been reviewed and, as a result, the Board has finalised the draft framework that would be adopted into EFL Regulations, in the event a division is to make the decision to curtail its season as League Two indicated last Friday.
Clubs are now required to give the matter further consideration, before the Board formally proposes the appropriate Regulation changes, which will then be voted on by all Clubs.
The recommended framework is as follows:
This means that in the event of an early curtailment:
“In the event a divisional decision is made to curtail the 2019/20 season, the EFL Board is recommending that the League adopts the original framework with the amendments as identified, as there is a strong desire to remain as faithful as possible to the Regulations and ensure there is consistency in the approach adopted across the EFL in all divisions.
“The Board has always acknowledged that a single solution to satisfy all Clubs would always be hard to find, but we are at the point now where strong, definitive action is need for the good of the League and its members.”
“We all appreciate the difficult circumstances at the moment, and understand that a definitive decision isn’t one that can be made quickly.
“We’d like to reassure fans, however, that once we do have a final formal decision on the matter, we will be communicating to them a range of options in regards to their season tickets, ticket purchases and hospitality bookings for the remainder of the season.”
“As ever, we’d like to thank you for your continued support of The O’s – and now more than ever it means the world.”