Chinese Super League to return on June 3

The CSL's Shanghai SIPG compete in the AFC Champions League against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, November 2020 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

China's domestic football league, the Chinese Super League, is to begin its 2022 season on June 3, in a sign the country's sports industry may be starting to emerge from the ongoing Covid crisis.

The CSL announced its restart in a social media post this week. The season will be played in three cities - Dalian, Haikou and Meizhou - with the 18 teams entering 'bio-secure' bubbles to take part. A similar set-up was used for the past two CSL seasons. Teams have entered the bubbles and begun training for the 2022 season.

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