EFL suspends all Championship, League 1 and League 2 games over coronavirus

The board were unanimous in their decision which will see two full rounds of fixtures postponed

Ben Burrows
Friday 13 March 2020 12:15
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The EFL have agreed to suspend all matches until at least 3 April in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The board were unanimous in their decision which will see two full rounds of fixtures postponed across the Championship, League One and League Two at the minimum.

The Premier League have agreed to the same meaning all elite football in England will be postponed until at least the first week of April with the likelihood of a longer hiatus.

A statement read: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England until 3 April at the earliest.

"This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the Covid-19 virus.”

As things stand the first game back will be Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds on Friday 3 April, although the situation remains very much in flux.