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No VAR for 2018/19 Premier League season

AFP  |  London 

The system (VAR) will not be used during the 2018/19 season, officials announced today.

Trials of VAR in English cup competitions this season have proved controversial and even though the technology is set to be used during this year's in Russia, chiefs believe further tests are needed.

The decision was made at a shareholders meeting in on Friday, when all 20 top-flight clubs voted.

"Premier League clubs have today agreed to continue advanced testing of Referees (VAR) throughout season 2018/19," said a league statement.

"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) and his team.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:15 IST