Tackling to be banned in training and pitches disinfected in Premier League’s plan for Project Restart

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 9:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares The Premier League stands to lose £750m if the season is not restarted (Picture: Getty)The government is keen to bring football back to ‘boost the morale of the nation’, though a recent study from YouGov showed that 73% of Brits surveyed would not feel that way about football’s return.A number of players have openly aired their reservations about returning, notably England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose who said: ‘Football shouldn’t even be spoken about until the numbers have dropped massively. People’s lives are at risk.’MORE: Project Restart: Premier League can scrap neutral venues ideaMORE: ‘I don’t give a f**k about the nation’s morale’: Danny Rose slams Project Restart plansFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Now a list of directives has been sent to players and managers regarding the next phase of training, with the BBC reporting that players will be banned from tackling for the foreseeable future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news livePremier League bosses hope training can resume next Monday, with a further meeting between clubs scheduled for the same day to progress talks over restarting the campaign.Players will initially be restricted to groups of five and will have to observe two metre gaps between each other, with no contact permitted.Phase two will follow several weeks later and see entire first-team squads back on the pitch together, though it remains to be seen if tackling and contact will be reintroduced even at that stage.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsPlaying surfaces, corner flags, balls, cones, goalposts and all equipment used in training will be disinfected before and after every session, which will be restricted to no more than 75 minutes.Players will be tested for Covid-19 twice a week and take a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check, while they will be encouraged to maintain ‘meticulous’ personal hygiene and use PPE.center_img Tackling to be banned in training and pitches disinfected in Premier League’s plan for Project Restart The Premier League will try to limit contract as much as possible in training (Picture: Getty)The Premier League intends to ban tackling and disinfect pitches in the first phase of Project Restart, with players asked to strictly observe social distancing guidelines even when on the pitch.Representatives from all 20 Premier League clubs met on Friday as they try to formulate a plan to restart the season, though there have been a number of disagreements over how that should be achieved.Plans to stage matches at neutral venues have now been scrapped, while the bottom six clubs are adamant they will not play unless relegation is scrapped – something the Football Association have forbid. Advertisementlast_img