Premier League clubs reject VAR for 2018-19

Friday, 13 April, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last
England's 20 top-flight clubs have voted to postpone any introduction of video assistance referees (VAR) for at least a season.

The Premier League's clubs made a decision not allow VAR technology to be debuted during 2018-19 while further assessment of its suitability can be made.

Testing of video replays to aid match officials with key match incidents has been on trial in the FA Cup this season to mixed reviews and Fifa has confirmed that they will be used at the World Cup for the first time this summer.

The Premier League clubs have called for further testing of VAR's viability in the domestic cup competitions in 2018-19 while also approving the expansion of "non-live" trials.

“The clubs agreed that advanced testing will continue to the end of season 2018-19 to make further improvements to the system, especially around communication inside the stadium and for those following at home and around the world," a statement from the Premier League read.

“The Premier League will also be asking for VAR to be used more extensively in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in season 2018-19.”