By; Kamusime Barnabas
EFL clubs have this afternoon agreed on a date to begin the 2020/21 season.
The latest shareholders meeting took place via video link today and it has been revealed that the new season will start on September 12.
With the 2019/20 season finishing more than two months later than planned, the start of the 2020/21 campaign has been pushed back.
The news comes just an hour after the Premier League confirmed its 2020/21 campaign will start on the same day.
Two dates had long been identified as potential start dates – Saturday, August 29 or Saturday, September 12.
However, the September start date was always thought to be the one favoured by most clubs as it gives them more time to prepare for next season.
The EFL has also confirmed that the 2020/21 season will conclude on May 8 and 9, and work is underway in respect of fixture scheduling.
“The EFL can confirm that the 2020/21 Season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12 September,” a statement from the EFL read on Rotherham’s website.