New Delhi: The English Premier League (EPL) is considering to introduce mid-season winter break from the 2019 season. “The Premier League has been in discussions with the FA and EFL for several months regarding the challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar, and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break,” the EPL said in a statement.Also Read - Meet Nadia Nadim: Father Killed by Taliban; Played For PSG, Manchester City, Speaks 11 Languages And Now A Qualified Doctor - Inspiring Story

“Provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution,” it added. Also Read - Romelu Lukaku Deletes Twitter, Makes Change to Facebook Bio as Chelsea Row Escalates

While the Football Association (FA) is the game’s governing body in England, the English Football League (EFL) is in charge of the three divisions below the EPL, which is the top-flight. Also Read - I-League Postponed for Six Weeks Due to Rising COVID-19 Calls

Some of the other top leagues in Europe like Spain’s La Liga (15 days), the Bundesliga in Germany (22 days) and Italy’s Serie A (14 days) all have winter breaks.

(With ANI inputs)