Britain’s Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden says the Premier League is considering screening some behind-closed-doors matches on free-to-air television in the UK, when the season restarts.

Sky Sports and BT hold the UK television rights for live Premier League matches of what is left of the twenty nineteen/Twenty twenty season, which is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dowden said there had been productive conversations with sporting bodies about how they would resume activity in the event of restrictions being relaxed, while ensuring that the public has access since the early matches will be without fans.

However, Dowden, who spoke to the lawmakers on Wednesday, refused to speculate further on which platforms would broadcast the games.