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Sky Sports will not ask for £372 million rebate from the Premier League if the season is voided.

They were suggestions that Premier League chiefs were weary of voiding/cancelling the season because they will face a rebate of close to £1 billion.

Sky sports will not ask for £371 million rebate or refund if the English Premier League season is voided/cancelled as talks continue with broadcaster and Premier League chiefs over alternative rights deal as per @MailSport.

Talks between Sky sports and the Premier League have indicated that almost half of the £762 million exposure is not at risk.

In a worst case scenario, the Premier League will only have to repay at most £150 million as many companies have indicated a willingness to negotiate a settlement.

The Premier League was suspended in March due to the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has killed over 8,000 people in the United Kingdom and over 50,000 people worldwide.

Due to the devastating effects of the COVID-19, it has been mooted that the Premier League might have to cancel the league season but are reluctant to do so as they were worried of paying a huge rebate to the broadcasters.

However, it is still of utmost priority of the Premier League that the season is concluded. A lot of measures are being considered including developing an app to help detect fans with the COVID-19 virus and the ones that have tested negative or have immunity to the COVID-19 virus.

Other suggestions considered is playing behind closed doors. But all the clubs will lose match day revenue if matches are played in empty stadium.

The Premier League also have stated several times that it will only resume when it is appropriate and safe to do so.

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