The Football Association of Thailand has confirmed that the Thai League will return to action on the 6th of February 2021, after receiving approval from the COVID-19 administration to continue the competition.
The Thai League, which has been on hiatus since December 27th, 2020 due to a outbreak of COVID-19 originating in in Samut Sakhon, will finally be able to return to action on February 6th, 2021.
Games will be played behind closed doors upon its return, and the FAT is awaiting further approval before planning a return for fans.
It is unclear how games will be rescheduled in light of this decision, as the FAT is weighing up various options. These are said to include continuing from where the league left off on Matchday 17, or jumping ahead to the games originally scheduled for that weekend (MD22), among other possibilities.
In addition, reports suggest that its return will be preceded by the FA Cup, which will host its Round of 16 on Wednesday, February 3rd.
The FAT are also trying to reschedule the last-remaining ‘first-leg’ fixture between Chiangrai United and Port FC at the earliest possible date, and could aim to do so prior to the February 6th restart if scheduling permits.
Clubs will now be awaiting a new end-date for the season, which is yet to be announced. It is worth noting that this announcement closely follows the decision by the AFC to host the Champions League group stage at a centralised venue from April 21st to May 7th, and the league should hope to conclude in time for BG Pathum United, Port FC, Chiangrai United and Ratchaburi FC to travel for the continental competition.