All Ekstraklasa players in good health. The schedule of the first matchweeks announced
Still four players who have returned to Poland have to pass the tests. In accordance with the sanitary procedures introduced by the government, they are now in the mandatory 14-day quarantine, and in isolation from the other football team members.
- We are Poland’s first group who have undergone so comprehensive tests at such a scale. The plan prepared by Ekstraklasa and the Polish Football Association (PZPN) approved by the governmental officials has proved effective. So we went through the first stage. Now, it’s time to resume trainings while continuing to observe the recommendations so that we can start the games in late May - said Marcin Animucki, President of Ekstraklasa S.A. – I would like to thank all the clubs for their cooperation on this not easy and completely novel to the football world task, which the resumption of the games in the face of the COVID-19 pandemics is. Many clubs have been directly involved in the preparation of the plan for resumption of the games within the sports and the medical group of Ekstraklasa. I would particularly like to thank doctors of the Medical Commission: Professor Krzysztof Pawlaczyk of Lech Poznań, doctor Jacek Worobcow of Zagłębie Lubin and doctor Jacek Jaroszewski, physician of the Polish football representation, who executed the entire testing process. I would also like to thank all the other people of the Polish Football Association who were involved in the process, in particular Mr Łukasz Wachowski - added he.
Already on 25 April, Ekstraklasa got the green light from Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to get prepared for the resumption of the games. The games of PKO Bank Polski Ekstraklasa will start on 29 May 2020 and end on 18 - 19 July 2020.
Who with whom and when?
Since we now can move on to another phase of preparation to the league games, Ekstraklasa published a schedule of the next two matchweeks. As already announced, the league games will be resumed on 29 May, when matches: Śląsk Wrocław vs. Raków Częstochowa and Pogoń Szczecin vs. KGHM Zagłębie Lubin, are scheduled and will be broadcast by CANAL+. The PKO Bank Polski Ekstraklasa’s 27th matchweek games: Lech Poznań vs. Legia Warszawa scheduled for Saturday 30 May 8.00 p.m., and the meeting: Pogoń Szczecin vs. Cracovia, falling exactly one week later, also at 8.00 p.m., will be broadcast by TVP Sport in the open band.
- In agreement with Canal+ and TVP, we prepared a plan for the broadcasting of the games of the two forthcoming matchweeks. Specific schedule of all the matchweeks until the end of the season will be published after 12th May. The last matchweek of the main round has been scheduled on 14th June, and the season’s end on 18 - 19 July, the dates of the games of the 37th matchweek in two groups. The next games of the main round will be played in the order as envisaged in the existing schedule. Until the end of the season, all the players and training staffs reported by the clubs will undergo strict training-medical procedures so that the games may be safely completed – said Marcin Stefański, Head of Competition of Ekstraklasa S.A.
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