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West Ham: Clubs may even have disinfect the grass on training ground says Karren Brady

Karren Brady West Ham vice-chairman wants clubs to disinfect the grass at their training ground to make it safe for the return of players.

She added that West Ham keen to complete the season but want “level playing field” among neutral venue proposal.

Restart of Premier League in June behind closed doors is part of the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’. Clubs are preparing to restart training in May.  

They are waiting for the Government permission to allow players to take part in non-contact training. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will update the lockdown guidelines on Sunday.

When players are allowed to work together again, Brady said that new strict rules will be consider to reduce the possibility of coronavirus cases.

In her column in ‘The Sun’ she wrote: “If lockdown is lifted and Government and PHE (Public Health England) give us permission to resume non-contact training, there are to be new rules for players and staff.

“This includes not sharing cars, to limits through to the time a small group training session should last (75 minutes) and standing two metres away from each other. In this phase, tackling is prohibited but passing and shooting is allowed. We will also need to disinfect the corners flag, goalposts and even the grass, although how remains a mystery as that usually kills it.”

Premier League’s plan to restart the season. Matches will played at between eight and ten neutral venues.

West Ham includes in the six clubs who are fighting against the relegation. They are concerned that their chances of drop into the Championship increases as they cannot get home advantage.

Karren insists that they want to play final nine matches of the season but they must be given a fair chance to avoid the bottom three position.

She wrote: “The games will look and feel very different and there’s no getting away from the fact the final nine rounds of matches will be played in unusual circumstances.”

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