Hull City have become the first Championship club to publicly outline their opposition to the re-starting of the Championship season.

Tigers vice chairman Ehab Allam has written to EFL chairman Rick Parry stating the 2019/20 campaign ‘should be voided’ due to the costs associated with re-starting the season.

Following an EFL meeting last week Championship clubs were said to have ‘indicated that it is their wish to play on and conclude the season’.

League Two opted last week to curtail its season, that will be decided on a points-per-game method, while League One clubs are at loggerheads over the next course of action with their season.

However, the stance of Championship clubs has remained positive about finishing the season, which has 108 left to play, though the cost of playing those behind closed doors, and the associated testing that will be required, will come at a financial cost.

And Hull, 21st in the Championship, have raised those issues through an email sent to the EFL, and published by the Daily Telegraph.

It is also reported that three other Championship sides have reservations over the possible re-start, with the likelihood of teams being able to return to training on Monday.

But Hull, two points above the relegation zone and with just one win since New Year’s Day, have made clear their stance to the EFL.

“I do not presently believe that the 2019/20 season can be safely completed without unnecessarily exposing Championship clubs to potential legal action in the event that one or more of its employees (or their family members) were to become infected with COVID-19,” Allam wrote.

“As made clear on last week’s conference call, I am against the 2019/20 season being completed under the present circumstances and in light of the wider public health issues facing the United Kingdom at the present time.

“My position remains that the season should be voided and (with no further games played and efforts instead being focused upon ensuring a safe return in the advance of next season, whenever that ultimately takes place), with this means of drawing a conclusion to the 2019/20 season (including how the important questions of promotion and relegation would then be addressed) being put to a formal vote pursuant to the EFL’s Articles of Association.”

EFL are putting its clubs under “undue and inappropriate pressure” to resume action next month, with a possible re-start date of June 20 having been mooted.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said earlier this month that relegating his side on the points-per-game method would be unjust given they have been in the relegation zone for just six days, and their next figure was scheduled to be against the Tigers who have taken just two points from the last 33 available.