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Only five games of the previously scheduled 10 are due to take place on Saturday and Sunday, taking the total number of postponed top-flight fixtures over the past week to nine
A further three-point deduction, which is suspended, will take effect if the club does not comply with the terms of a budget agreement for the rest of the 2021/22 season
Derby, twice English champions, had signalled their intention to appoint administrators last week, citing a failure to identify new owners and the continued financial impact of the coronavirus.
English Football League secures $160M in funding for Championship clubs amid coronavirus-led financial crisis
The 24 Championship clubs have lost around $200 million in gate receipts as well as other matchday revenue streams.
Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts wrote to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and English Football League chairman Rick Parry in January but only received replies this week
"Taking the knee is becoming something that we just do now and that's not enough for me. I'm not going to take the knee, I'm not going to wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt because it feels like it's a target. Unless action is going to happen, don't speak to me about it," Zaha said.
EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch warns of potential suspension in event of further breaches of COVID-19 protocol
Elite sport has been allowed to continue despite a fresh national lockdown designed to slow down the rate of Covid-19 infections.
Millwall 'dismayed and saddened' after fans boo players for taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter
After issuing no statement in the wake of Saturday's game against Derby, Millwall stopped short on Sunday of directly condemning its own supporters, or mentioning what specifically happened. It was the team's first game with fans since February due to the pandemic.
Players at Premier League and English Football League games have been taking a knee since football restarted in June following the coronavirus shutdown.
The Premier League will provide a further financial commitment to help the EFL secure a £200-million loan facility for clubs in the second-tier Championship.
Up to 4,000 people can return to outdoor sports stadiums in parts of England classified as at low risk from Covid-19 from 2 December, a decision that affects football, rugby, horse racing and other sports.
The Premier League is the only major top-flight division in European football which is not allowing teams to make five changes in a match during the current campaign.
Premier League is in negotiations with the EFL over a financial package to ensure no sides go out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic, though an agreement has yet to be reached.
Derby said a deal “in principle” has been reached with Derventio Holdings Limited, which is controlled by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan. He is the cousin of the owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour.
Premier League: Clubs unanimously reject Liverpool and Manchester United-backed ‘Project Big Picture’
The plan — known as Project Big Picture — was criticised by the government and Premier League leadership ahead of Wednesday's video call between clubs.
Premier League slams Project Big Picture, the radical revamp plan backed by Liverpool, Manchester United
Among the proposals being considered are a reduction in the Premier League from 20 to 18 teams, the abolition of the League Cup and the Community Shield and greater voting power for 'big six' clubs.
The plan envisages giving 250 million pounds and larger annual contributions to EFL clubs, who are struggling due to no fans being allowed into stadiums during the pandemic.
Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday before a final Europa League qualifying tie at home to Maccabi Haifa just 48 hours later.
English football structure faces 'collapse' unless clubs receive emergency help, letter warns government
The government announced last week that plans for spectators to return to sports venues from 1 October had been scrapped due to a spike in coronavirus infections.
Eight English Football League (EFL) matches are set to be played in front of crowds of up to 1,000 this weekend, in the second, third and fourth tiers.