Super League clubs have long debates about plans to resume the schedule, however, no official conclusions were made on Thursday's meeting.
Clubs have unanimously voted to keep the 2021 salary cap at the current level of £ 2.1 million in 2021, but it takes more time to review plans for the league to return in mid-August. Another update could happen next week after a working group meeting to set the available options.
Three models were introduced for a new start, with probable dates for the final match either on 28 Nov, 12 Dec, or mid-January 2021. The ranking is based on 22, 24, and 28 games.
It is comprehended that the most ambitious of the plans, the 3rd alternative with the final match date in January, will no longer be actively reviewed by the 12 clubs.
The third suggestion to extend the season to January with Boxing Day and New Year's Day games was the most fundamentals recommended and gave the chance to play the whole season short the supernatural Weekend, yet that alternative currently looks off the table.
The Super League competition will be decreased to 22 or 24 rounds, both of the two introductory recommendations be acknowledged. The campaign completing this year’s schedule.
No single match was played since 15 March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The league plan to play the games in front of fans as soon as in October.
The schedule return date on 16 August is considered critical to minimize any discounts due to Sky Sports, which has broadcast rights until the end of the 2021 campaign.
A kind of discount is expected to be paid for Sky Sports, but minimizing the amount of this discount will be critical to the financial stability of the clubs.