rescheduled for Covid cases
“Following requests for postponement from Leeds United and Watford due to COVID-19, the Premier League council met this morning (Thursday) and regretfully agreed to postpone the two club matches that were scheduled for Boxing Day ”, a day after Christmas, the Premier said in a statement.
The championship has already been forced to postpone ten games in the last three dates, six of them last weekend, while the United Kingdom faces a record number of covid-19 cases, caused by the omicron variant.
On Monday, its board of directors had already examined various requests for postponement, but at that time chose to rule out that possibility due to the risk of altering the integrity of the competition.
This crisis occurs in a crucial period of the season in England, both sportingly and economically, in view of the high public attendance expected for the three dates scheduled between December 26 and January 3.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and his Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte called for a reduction to one match in the Liverpool-Arsenal and Tottenham-Chelsea English League Cup semi-finals, scheduled for early January. , thus releasing the overloaded calendar.
Last year, the English League Cup semi-finals were reduced to a single match due to the pandemic.
The ‘Spurs’, seventh in the Premier League, have three games of delay linked to bad weather conditions and the coronavirus pandemic within the cash.
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