The Premier League had tentatively hoped the idea could be introduced for the 2010-11 season, when the new television broadcasting rights contract starts.
"We had talked potentially about 2011 and 2012, but that cannot now happen until the 2013-2014 season," added Scudamore.
"These bids have been accepted on the basis that there will be no such activity."
When the idea was first mooted top-flight managers including Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson were furious with the way in which the news leaked out before clubs had been properly consulted.
"I don't think there will ever be a 39th game and I don't believe there should be," said Ferguson.
"I am not in favour of it. You look at our domestic programme allied to our cup competitions - it is impossible."
The Football Association, Fifa and Uefa all rejected the idea, as did many fans, and Asian football chiefs argued it would adversely affect their own competitions.
Since then, the Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed bin Hamman appears to have thawed in his attitude to the idea, stating that it has some merit and Scudamore believed the thought process behind the idea was beginning to be understood.
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