In a news release from the DFL, the Executive Committee of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga has recommended the suspension of both the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga until April 30th as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting the world, especially Europe.
The Executive Committee of the #DFL recommends suspension of the #Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until at least 30 April – tender for media rights postponed ➡️ https://t.co/4rKVqZOO05 pic.twitter.com/FV5O89VPsU— DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (@DFL_Official) March 24, 2020
This is an important announcement for two reasons. Firstly, it avoids the worst-case scenarios we’ve seen floating around since the suspension was announced a few weeks ago. We wrote about various different avenues that could potentially have been taken by both the DFL and the Bundesliga. It would be appear that the Bundesliga and DFL are closely mirroring the steps taken by the Premier League.
Secondly, it gives us a more concrete date as to when the league might resume — and when we might potentially see our beloved Bayern Munich continue their captivating league campaign. Hopefully the COVID-19 pandemic does not get worse than it already is and we can see a sense of normalcy return to our lives in the form of sports in due time.