The 36 clubs in Germany’s two top divisions have accepted the proposal by the German Football League (DFL) to put the competitions on hold until April 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the DFL’s chief executive said in a statement.
The Bundesliga and second-tier sides agreed on the move during a general meeting in Frankfurt and will come together again in April to make another decision.
“It doesn’t mean we will restart the competition after this date,” chief executive Christian Seifert explained
“Our biggest enemy is the coronavirus, but our second biggest enemy is the state of uncertainty.”
“For now, no-one can say in good faith when football will restart,” he added.
If the health situation allows it the DFL would prefer to hold matches behind closed doors to keep hold of the income from television rights which the professional outfits heavily depend on.