By Harvey Hoffman 

The English Premier League will resume play on June 17 after a two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a senior English soccer executive.

The resumption of play follows Germany’s Bundesliga, which began play last week.

It adds momentum to a comeback of sports, with several North American leagues also making plans to find a way back to play.

The league’s return would come after weeks of uncertainty amid disagreements between teams over whether a return could be possible.

Germany’s successful return to action earlier this month, with the league completing two rounds of action without incident, helped build a consensus among executives of England’s leading teams who would have faced huge losses should the season be called off.