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NRL makes a fast decision about season restart

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The Australian Rugby League Commission is planning to resume the NRL season on May 28, with the hope of finishing the remaining 22 rounds of the regular season till November.

On Thursday, after meetings with the NRL’s innovation committee, the ARLC has approved plans to get the competition up and running almost 10 weeks after it was suspended.

This would make the NRL the first major sport tournament in the world to restart a competition during the coronavirus crisis.

ARLC chairman Peter V’landys said:

“Our goal is to give as much certainty as we can in uncertain times. There is clear evidence the curve is flattening.

“The NSW government has done a great job in reducing the infection rate from 22.27 per cent when we suspended the competition to 1.43 per cent today.

“The situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. We have said right from the start that what we say today may need to change tomorrow.

“We will be flexible, and if the trend changes or if government restrictions change, then so will we. The health and safety of our players and the general public remains the absolute priority.”

Source- The New Daily