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Chinese Football Association Hired Epidemiologists To Restart Super League

The new Chinese Super League (CSL) season, which was originally scheduled to kick off on February 22, but later expected to start in late June following the restart of the country’s major basketball league, the CBA, on June 20; may now have to wait for the recommendation of the epidemiologists before kicking off.

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Monday that they have hired three leading medical experts to provide advice on starting the new season, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to start the 2020 season Chinese Super League (CSL), the CFA invited renowned epidemiologist Zhang Wenhong, who is the head of Shanghai’s COVID-19 clinical experts team, and two other doctors as the association’s anti-epidemic experts.

According to the CFA, they will provide suggestions on a Epidemic Prevention Guidebook of Professional Leagues, which was drafted in preparation for resuming football in China.

“The virus have been under control in China and the overall environment is safe. Insisting on regular COVID-19 tests and strengthening management could help the leagues proceed safely,” Zhang said.