Premier League suspends broadcast deal with Russia

The Premier League has suspended its broadcast deal with Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

The move takes effect immediately, meaning Thursday’s four matches will not be shown in the country.

It took 15 minutes of a four-hour meeting of all 20 clubs in London, England on Tuesday to agree to the arrangement.

The TV rights for the Premier League were owned by the Rambler Group, and the company was in its final year of a three-year contracts to show matches in Russia.

The Premier League says it condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and that its clubs unanimously agreed the move.

“We call for peace and our thoughts are with all those impacted,” the Premier League said in a statement.

“The £1m donation will be made to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to deliver humanitarian aid directly to those in need.”


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