Premier League rejects Leicester’s postponement request against Spurs

The northern Irish football manager had told on Wednesday during a pre-match press conference that the squad lacks nine players who are suffering from illness, injury and COVID-19 cases.

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Leicester City had requested Premier League to suspend their clash against Spurs which is scheduled for this week on Thursday, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but the proposal gets dismissed by the league according to Brendan Rodgers, Leicester’s manager. “We have looked at it but unfortunately for us, we weren’t granted a dispensation,” said Rodgers, reports AFP.

The northern Irish football manager had told on Wednesday during a pre-match press conference that the squad lacks nine players who are suffering from illness, injury and COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s previous two matches are suspended due to an outbreak that forced at least eight of their players and five staff members to test positive for COVID-19. The matches were scheduled against Rennes for the Europa Conference League and another one against Brighton in the Premier League. On the other hand, Manchester United’s tour that was scheduled for Tuesday to Brentford also got called off following several cases in the camp. Premier League, which has accepted and rejected several pleas for the suspension of the matches has now turned down further requested by the clubs for the postponement over COVID-19, reports Sky Sport.

The fans of the league who want to attend games in the stadium will have to show proof of double vaccination against COVID-19 while taking a good observation of the social distancing.

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