EFL season: League One and Two clubs to vote on ending season on June 8

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The EFL will hold a vote on June 8 when League One and League Two clubs can decide the way to end their seasons, with the Sky Bet Championship keen to end the campaign.

While League Two clubs are mainly in favour of ending the season now and deciding matters on some sort of points per game format, League One remains split.

The Championship clubs mainly want to undertake and pack up the season when possible.

At Wednesday’s English league committee meeting it had been decided to progress with the proposal outlined last Thursday 

“in respect of changes to EFL Regulations within the event Season 2019/20 is curtailed in any EFL Division”.

A statement from the EFL read: “The board has got to date been consistent in its approach that playing out the rest of season 2019/20 when it’s safe to try to to so, is that the preferred position 

and whilst the Championship have advised of their intentions to resume fixtures, League Two clubs have indicated their preference to curtail the season. at the present clubs united One are still undecided.

“A decision on whether or to not curtail the season may be a interest be considered by clubs in any affected division, 

but just one occasion a framework for resolving open issues in such circumstances has been agreed by all members across all divisions through a Regulation change.

“After a full and comprehensive review of the club submissions, alongside consideration of views stated at the club meetings of 13 and 15 May 2020, 

the board unanimously agreed to continue with the first approach and is now proposing to call a gathering of clubs on Monday 8 June 2020 to think about and, 

if thought fit, approve the proposals to introduce the Regulation change.

“The EFL Articles allow Member Clubs the chance to propose amendments to Regulations and will any club wish to propose an alternate , 

it must do so by submitting such a proposal by no later than 2.00pm on Tuesday 2 June 2020. The EFL will issue any notice of meeting later that day.

“Any such club proposals are going to be considered at an equivalent meeting because the Board’s proposal.”

Last week the EFL underlined that relegation across all three divisions is “integral to the integrity of the competition”, 

which appeared a blow to League Two’s plans to curtail the 2019-20 season without a team being relegated to the National League.

The EFL board states a club should be relegated to the National League 

“provided we’ve assurances that the National League will start season 2020-21 (i.e. the relegated club united Two has somewhere to play)”.

As well as beginning the principle on relegation, the EFL board said the play-offs should be played within the event of curtailment but shouldn’t be extended beyond the regular four teams.

It also said that the choice to curtail in each division should require a 51 per cent majority among the clubs concerned, 

with League One sides in open disagreement about whether to prevent or play on.


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