LaLiga cleared to start on June 8 by government

Partido de LaLiga Santander entre el Betis y el Valencia. En la imagen, celebracion de Kondogbia tras marcar. LaLiga Santander match between Betis and Valencia. In this picture, Kondogbia celebrates after scoring. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxAUTxHUNxONLY

Madrid, May 24 (IANS) LaLiga has been cleared to return to action on June 8, the league tweeted. The league is however yet to decide on an official date for resumption with President Javier Tebas expressing his desire to start matches from June 12.

“The Spanish government has given the green light for the return of professional sport – including #LaLigaSantander and #LaLigaSmartBank – as of June 8th, following guidelines from the Ministry of Health,” LaLiga tweeted.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Tebas said: “We are very happy for the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, technicians, CSD (National Sports Council) and agents involved.

“But we cannot lower our guard, it is important to follow health regulations and ensure the pandemic doesn’t come back.”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also supported the resumption of the league. “Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone. The time has come to bring back many day-to-day activities,” Sanchez is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“From 8 June, LaLiga will be back. Spanish football has a huge following but it will not be the only recreational activity that will return.” LaLiga clubs returned to group training on May 18.

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