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Sports Football 30 Mar 2020 Harry Kane wants sea ...

Harry Kane wants season to be scrapped if it can't be finished by end of June

AFP
Published Mar 30, 2020, 10:36 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2020, 10:36 am IST
The England international doesn't see much benefit in playing into July or August and pushing next season back
Harry Kane shares a moment with England manager Gareth Southgate. AP Photo
 Harry Kane shares a moment with England manager Gareth Southgate. AP Photo

London: England captain Harry Kane said the Premier League season should be cancelled if it cannot be completed by the end of June because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The English top-flight is currently suspended until at least April 30 due to the Covid19 outbreak, with a likely further delay to be announced soon.

 

There is no clear idea about when or if football will be able to resume, but Euro 2020 has been cancelled, which opens a window to bring domestic seasons to a conclusion in the summer.

But Tottenham striker Kane does not want Premier League chiefs to let the current campaign go past June or even the start of what would be the 2020-21 season in August, as has been suggested in some quarters.

"I know the Premier League will do everything they can to finish the season, and that they are looking at every option possible," Kane said in an Instagram Live conversation with former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp.

"I think, for me, we do need to try to finish the season. But there needs to be a point where enough is enough.

"Playing into July or August and pushing next season back I don't see too much benefit in that. But obviously I don't know too much about behind the scenes and financially.

"Probably the limit for me is the end of June. If the season's not completed by the end of June we need to look at the options and just look forward to next season."

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