English football will not return until April 30 “at the earliest”, it has been decided at an emergency meeting between the clubs, but the 2019/20 season will be extended indefinitely.

Officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs spoke over a conference call on Thursday morning to co-ordinate a strategy for completing the fixture list in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which has led to the suspension of almost all sport.

It has been decided that the Premier League, the EFL and women’s football will continue to be suspended until April 30 “at the earliest”.

The deadline for returning to action has also been extended indefinitely as part of an agreement with the FA.