Tackling banned in Premier League over Covid 19 fears

The Premier League has banned tackling and ordered all training ground pitches disinfected – By Henry Kimoli


According to protocol guidelines, social distancing and daily triage questionnaire. Players are to be tested twice weekly and a register for Covid 19 status maintained.


Players must also undergo heart and lung screening as a compromise on any of these organs predisposes them to danger. Transport to and from the training ground is not to be shared and vehicle interiors must be thoroughly cleaned.


According to BBC, black players are at a greater risk to Covid 19 attacks in the UK and Wales. The Premier League is set to begin in June, and will be played in selected venues.


At the same time, families of footballers have expressed anxiety over the resumption of the Premier League.
Troy Townsend, the father of Andros Townsend says watching his son take to the field will be a painful experience.
“I love watching football, but this will be a real torture. The anxiety is warranted in view of the ravages of Covid 19”, he told BBC.

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