With the ongoing global health crisis, all proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport had to be suspended, leaving Manchester City in limbo in regards to their appeal against UEFA’s two-year ban from European competitions.
The delay could have had far-reaching consequences as it may have led to court hearings being held next season, meaning their suspension from the Champions League would have to be upheld for one campaign at least.
However, The Athletic report that City are now hopeful that a video conference call will prove sufficient for the appeal to get underway again in the coming months.
It is believed the Citizens are anticipating a hearing in either May or June so that the process of getting their suspension lifted can get started.
With the current Premier League season unlikely to resume until the summer, there is hope that the appeal could now be decided upon well before the beginning of the new campaign.