Video Assistant Referees to be used in the Premier League next season/

Premier League clubs have agreed “in principle” for Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used in the league next season.

The league met with its shareholders on Thursday to provide an update on its latest VAR testing and has confirmed it will formally submit a request to use the technology in the 2018-19 season.

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A statement released by the Premier League read: “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, clubs were provided with an update on the non-live VAR trials being undertaken by the League and Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) this season.

“Key learnings from VAR’s use in the FA and Carabao Cups, and other leagues across the world, were discussed in detail.

“The Premier League’s non-live testing programme will remain in place for the rest of this season, with a continued emphasis on those Saturday afternoons which have several matches being played concurrently, and developing a clear protocol for communicating VAR decisions to fans.

“The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa to use VAR next season.”