The Foxes experienced a significant outbreak just days after a similar situation at Spurs, which caused the whole Europa Conference League game against Rennes last week and Weekend clash with Brighton will be postponed.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was bitterly disappointed After Leicester’s request that the match be postponed on Wednesday was rejected by the Premier League.
But after other circumstances on Thursday morning, the final decision was made to cancel the fixture.
The new results bring the number of Foxes players not showing up to 13 with the busy festival schedule coming up.
An official Premier League statement released on Thursday afternoon reads: “According to new information, this morning Leicester have applied for a postponement due to an ongoing outbreak in the squad, which has resulted in As a result, many players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19 today. This resulted in the club not having enough players to complete the game.
“Following consultations with the Premier League and UK Health Security Authority, the club’s first training ground was closed this morning to help contain the outbreak.
“The Premier League understands that this decision will disappoint and disappoint the fans present at tonight’s game and apologizes for the inconvenience and disruption caused in such a short time.
“The board will evaluate applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on current regulations and Covid-19 postponement guidance issued to all clubs. It will assess a number of factors, including a club’s ability in the one-team field; the status, severity and potential impact of the Covid-19 outbreak at the club; and the players’ ability to prepare and play the game safely.
“The board must also consider the larger risks to the opposition and others the club may come into contact with.
“With the health and well-being of all players and staff a priority, and due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Premier League has introduced Emergency Measures.
“These include procedures such as checking in more often, wearing a face covering while indoors, observing social distancing, and limiting the length of treatment.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/leicester-tottenham-off-postponed-covid-b1977314.html Leicester vs Tottenham match postponed after another Covid outbreak hits Premier League