English Premier League 2021/22: Dates for EPL’s next season announced, action commences on August 14: There is good news for all football fans, especially connoisseurs of English Premier League (EPL). The 2021/22 season’s dates have been announced. Usually, the announcement of dates for EPL isn’t such a big issue but due to the raging pandemic and the paralyzing effect it had on all walks of life in England, authorities had a major challenge on their hands.
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As per the schedule determined, the season kicks-off on August 14, 2021 and concludes next year on May 22. However, the starting date is not set in stone as August 14 falls on a Saturday and the option of having the opening matches on the preceding Friday night hasn’t been ruled out.
This schedule means a return to some sort of normalcy in the country’s football calendar as the current season had to be concentrated in a shorter period of time. The ongoing season began as late as September last year.
The organisers did entertain the idea of kick-starting the 2021/22 league one weekend earlier – around August 7. But eventually, due to opposition from clubs, August 14 was chosen.