(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Football Federation had previously announced that the 19th edition of the Premier League may be cancelled due to a lack of facilities. But this has now been given the go-ahead as from Thursday. 

Persia Digest (PD) reports that Iran’s Premier League is springing back into action after three months of closure. During the mid-season break, the League and Federation had asked clubs to equip themselves with more security equipment such as CCTVs, numbering seats, and the sale of e-tickets.

Iran’s Football Federation had warned that the 19th Premier League would not go ahead unless football pitches were ready according to the new standards.

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The League draw finally took place ten days ago after much ado and the new season will kick off with a match between the previous season’s champs, Tehran Persepolis, and Pars Jonoubi Jam FC on Thursday.

Sixteen teams are participating in the matches.

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