The SPFL have released a statement confirming their recommendation that the Scottish Premiership is decided on a points per game basis if the season cannot be completed, on their official website.
It read: “SPFL clubs are to vote on a resolution recommending the termination of the 2019/20 season in the Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2, with final season placings determined by points per game in league matches played to date by each club.
“The resolution also recommends that matches in the Ladbrokes Premiership remain postponed for the time being, to give the best possible opportunity for the remaining 2019/20 fixtures to be played.
“However, if the SPFL Board determines that the remaining Premiership matches cannot be played, the Ladbrokes Premiership would also be terminated, with final season placings determined on the same basis.”
This is a significant update as it effectively rules out the ‘null and void’ option, which would result in nobody earning any prizes despite 30 games being played already.
That means Celtic will either likely win nine-in-a-row with the conclusion of remaining matches or be declared worthy champions based on the points as they stand, divided by games played.
Rangers have played a game less but their average points total will not exceed that of Neil Lennon’s Bhoys, who had streaked ahead at the top of the table by a 13-point margin.
All decisions will need to be ratified by the clubs themselves through a vote, though the SPFL’s recommendation will surely hold weight.
As it stands, the Premiership remains postponed without the recommendation of termination.
The league are looking to ensure clubs have the best chance possible to complete the season, although are willing to call time on the Championship, League One and League Two.
UEFA are keen for all leagues that have access to their European club competitions to be completed at some point this summer, before August.