Premier League to play VAR audio for the first time

According to a report by ESPN, The Premier League will play the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) audio for the first time as part of a TV pilot airing later this month.

Howard Webb, chief refereeing officer, was appointed in December in an attempt to ‘bring greater transparency and openness to Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body that controls refereeing in English football.’

Since his appointment, Webb has been working towards releasing the VAR audio in the belief that it will aid fans in having greater clarity as well as coaches and players.

On Monday May the 15th, Premier League Productions will air the pilot show which is expected to highlight the key discussions surrounding decisions made this season.

The audio will also be aired on Sky Sports on the same day in the UK.

Webb reportedly plans to release official audio on a regular basis next season as the Premier League aims to further help with transparency.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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