Sport by Press Association April 13, 2018, 3:46 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Video Assistant Referee technology will be given another 12 months to improve before being used in the Premier League after clubs voted not to bring it in next season. The decision was made at a Premier League shareholders’ meeting in London on Friday, when all 20 member clubs voted. The system, which is being trialled in this season’s FA Cup, will be further tested and used in cup competitions during the 2018/19 campaign. A statement read: “Premier League clubs have today agreed to continue advanced testing of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) throughout season 2018/19. “The decision came after comprehensive discussions regarding the progress made in VAR trials in English football, and key learnings from the many competitions using it elsewhere. “The clubs recognised and are grateful for the substantial developments made by PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) managing director Mike Riley and his team.” The major teething problem in VAR’s use during this season’s FA Cup, as well as in other competitions around Europe, has been a lack of communication in the decision-making process for fans in the stadium. Supporters have at times been… Read full this story
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