English football will not return until April 30 "at the earliest", it has been decided at an emergency meeting between Premier League clubs, but the 2019/20 season will be extended indefinitely.
Officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs spoke over a conference call on Thursday morning to co-ordinate a strategy for completing the fixture list in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has led to the suspension of almost all sport.
It has been decided that the Premier League, the EFL and women's football will continue to be suspended until April 30 "at the earliest".
The deadline for returning to action has also been extended indefinitely as part of an agreement with the FA.
It is understood the discussions centred very much on the here and now, although clubs were shown modelling of how the schedule could look using a variety of possible resumption dates.
Crucially, it is understood no clubs present raised the possibility of the 2019-20 season being declared null and void. West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady had suggested that was one solution in the event that games could not be played.
No discussions were held around the possibility of the Premier League providing funding for the EFL at this meeting, it is understood.