Belgian league delays vote on ending season - for 3rd time

Belgium fan (Getty)
Belgium fan (Getty)

The Belgian Pro League announced on Sunday that it had postponed for the third time a meeting which will decide whether to end the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"The Pro League Board of Directors has today decided to postpone the General Assembly from 4 May to 15 May," the league said in a statement.

The board of directors of the Pro League recommended on 2 April that the season be declared over, but this needs to be approved at a general meeting.

One was scheduled for 15 April but postponed first until 24 April and then to Monday before Sunday's decision to push back the meeting another 11 days.

The league said that clubs - who are mostly in favour of ending the season - are awaiting advice from Belgium's National Security Council before making a final decision.

However a restart looks unlikely as the Belgian government has banned all mass gatherings until 31 August, and the Belgian football federation says that even a match behind closed doors would mobilise at least 400 people.

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