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Premier League CEO Richard Masters to be questioned on the restart of football

26 June 2020

The restart of football has taken place more quickly than most other sectors, with Premier League games beginning again last week. MPs will question Richard Masters, Premier League CEO, on the rationale for this, the challenges restarting has presented as well as explore connected issues including football finances, the new coronavirus testing regime and safety. The Committee will also take evidence on the implications for lower league clubs and the women's game.

With recreational tennis being one of the first activities to re-open, the Committee will question the LTA on the opportunities the crisis brings for strengthening grassroots tennis and widening access to sport.

The Committee will also seek insights from ‘This Girl Can,' Sport England's campaign on girls' and women's fitness, with questions on the effect of lockdown on activity rates and what the crisis has meant for the culture of women's sport in the UK.


Thursday 30 June

At 9.30am 

  • Richard Masters, Chief Executive, Premier League
  • Scott Lloyd, Chief Executive, LTA
  • Ali Donnelly, This Girl Can Campaign and Executive Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications, Sport England

This session is part of the Committee's inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors. An evidence session was held on 5 May on the impact of COVID-19 on football, cricket, rugby, fitness and grassroots sport. Find the transcript here.

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