The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Alarge group of Premier League players have set up a collective initiative that will aim to support the fight against coronavirus in the UK.

The initiative, called #PlayersTogether, is like nothing seen in other European countries and will look to raise funds for health services and charities across the country.

“We can confirm that after extensive conversations between a huge number of players from all Premier League clubs we have created our own players initiative, #PlayersTogether, and have partnered with NHS Charities Together (NHSCT) in order to assist them in generating and distributing funds quickly and efficiently to where they are needed most,” the players said in a statement.


“The contributions that this initiative will generate will help NHSCT quickly grant funds to the front line to support in a number of ways, including to help enhance the well-being of NHS Staff, volunteers and patients impacted by COVID-19 as well as helping them in their work supporting many other critical areas of need both now and in the long term.

“#PlayersTogether is about we, as players, collaborating together to create a voluntary initiative, separate to any club and league conversations, that can help get much needed funds to those that need it right now.

“To try and help, along with so many others in the country, make a real difference.”

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