Premier League Burnley fear club could lose £50m in revenue if season is not completed due to coronavirus

Clarets make warning to be 'transparent with supporters, staff and stakeholders'

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Burnley have said that the club could lose up to £50 million (Dh225.4m) in revenue if the Premier League season is not completed due the coronavirus pandemic.

The Clarets also said that other top-flight clubs could miss out on double that amount.

The Premier League said on Friday the current campaign had been postponed indefinitely, adding that the "2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so".

Burnley expect to lose £5m in match-day revenue as their remaining home games will likely be played behind closed doors should the league resume.

In addition, if the season is cancelled altogether, the club will miss out on £45m in "broadcasting revenue and other items", Burnley said in a statement.

"It’s a completely unprecedented situation that we and other Premier League clubs face and which we could not have foreseen in any way only just a few weeks ago," Burnley chairman Mike Garlick said.

"It’s now not just about Burnley or any other individual club anymore, it’s about the whole football ecosystem from the Premier League downwards and all the other businesses and communities that feed from that ecosystem."

Burnley said they were releasing the figures to be "transparent with supporters, staff and stakeholders".

Meanwhile, Uefa has lifted a ban on the live screening of Premier League games kicking off at 3pm in England and Scotland for the rest of the season.

The blackout has long been in place to protect attendances at matches.

The move by European football's governing body is seen a step towards restarting some domestic competitions in Britain behind closed doors in order to complete the season.

Uefa has already warned that clubs in competitions that it deems have been cancelled prematurely may not be eligible to play in next season's Champions League or Europa League.