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Premier League clubs voted in favor of maintaining VAR, but demanded improvements

Premier League clubs voted in favor of maintaining VAR, but demanded improvements

The BBC He reported that 19 of the 20 teams voted in favor to maintain the VARwhich was first introduced in the 2019/20 season.

“While VAR produces more accurate decision-making, it was agreed that improvements must be made for the benefit of the game and the fans”the league said in a statement.

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The improvements that Premier League clubs discussed about VAR:

Maintain a high threshold for VAR

Reducing delays in play, particularly through the introduction of semi-automated offside technology (SAOT)

Improve fan experience by reducing delays and in-stadium announcements by referees to explain post-VAR decision changes

Stronger VAR training to improve consistency, emphasizing speed while preserving accuracy

More transparency and communication around VAR

A communication campaign on VAR aimed at fans and stakeholders to better clarify the role of technology in the game.

The league confirmed in April that the SAOT will be introduced in the autumn of 2024 to provide faster and more consistent placement of the virtual offside line, based on the player’s optical tracking.

Source: Ambito

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