The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

FAT seeks guidelines for Sept start

FAT seeks guidelines for Sept start

FOOTBALL: The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has sought clear guidelines from the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) regarding the government’s plan for easing coronavirus-related restrictions to pave the way for Sept 12 restart of the domestic leagues.

By Bangkok Post

Friday 22 May 2020, 11:58AM

FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang. Photo: PR

FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang. Photo: PR

In a letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who heads the CCSA, the FAT yesterday (May 21) highlighted that continuing shutdown of the sport in the country could incur losses to the tune of B5 billion this season to the parties involved.

The FAT also reaffirmed its plans to host all matches behind closed doors.

The association had sent a similar letter to the prime minister on April 22 to which the CCSA responded by saying that football matches posed a high risk and could kick off another COVID-19 outbreak as they involved a lot of people. It also argued that football is a contact sport.

At a recent meeting, the restart of Thai Leagues 1 and 2 was slated for Sept 12 with the lower tiers and the cup competitions following.

The FAT said the clubs would need at least two months to re-assemble and prepare their squads for the tournaments. It added that the clubs would also have to prepare their venues to meet the requirements stipulated by the government and get them ready for inspection by the health authorities.

All footballing activities in the Kingdom were halted on March 3 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Heavy downpours drench Phuket

It doesn't matter how long the downpour was or how heavy. It doesn't matter if they had just...(Read More)

Heavy downpours drench Phuket

Ah, the annual floods, that get "fixed" every year....(Read More)

Arrivals to Phuket from eight provinces must observe quarantine

My Malaysian registered car sure picked the wrong time for its temporary import permit to expire-...(Read More)

Arrivals to Phuket from eight provinces must observe quarantine

A, a return flood of thai people to Phuket. Perhaps the Governor did close his 'field hospitals&...(Read More)

THAI flights put on hold until July

3 More days of fuel for THAI. THAI face saved by Covid-19 virus excuse. That they believe themselve...(Read More)

Heavy downpours drench Phuket

A 2 hr downpoor, and half of Phuket under water. One can't make it up. Many times last few mon...(Read More)

Work permit holder boost but no news for separated families

Please Kurt,read the article again ! It's not about tourists. ...(Read More)

Governor dismisses Phuket’s last seven COVID cases, suspends field hospital

Khun Phakaphong, most honored Governor, can we please go surfing now? Khop khun Krup....(Read More)

Thailand aiming for complete end to lockdown on July 1: NSC Chief

Let's dont rush into things too early. I would like to see the use of airships and hot air ballo...(Read More)

Work permit holder boost but no news for separated families

A loooong Foreign Ministry Bulletin, full with bureaucratic nonsense. Pfff. Read it 3 times, and tha...(Read More)