Chris McLaughlin has revealed that the Joint Response Group for Scottish football plan to start the 2020/21 season on schedule at the start of August.
Last week the board of the SPFL confirmed that the 2019/20 season was over with final placings decided on average points per game.
Tomorrow the Joint Response Group meet with the Scottish Government with the spotlight on the Scottish game against a backdrop of the EPL resuming fixtures on June 17.
SPFL/SFA to ask government for permission to start the new 2020/2021 season as scheduled on August 1st. Meeting with sports minister tomorrow. More coming up shortly on @BBCScotNine
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) May 28, 2020
The group phase of the League Cup is scheduled for July but could be changed into a straight knock-out competition with delivering the SPFL Premiership on schedule to Sky Sports the priority.
A new exclusive five year contract begins next season with the £25m deal a significant increase on the previous shared contract between Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Celtic behin next season looking to become the first Scottish club to win 10 consecutive title but it seems likely that the opening fixtures will be played behind closed doors.