By CNN Sport staff
The English Premier League announced on Thursday that Leicester City’s home game against Tottenham Hotspur, scheduled for later in the day, has been postponed due to a “positive increase in Covid-19 cases in Leicester’s squad. ”
The federation said in a statement that the increase in cases “has left the club [Leicester City] with insufficient players to complete the game,” adding that Leicester City’s first-team training ground was closed on Thursday morning to help contain the outbreak.
This is the fourth Premier League game to be postponed within a week.
Earlier, on Thursday, Brentford manager Thomas Frank urged the federation to postpone all league games next weekend – December 18 to December 19 – to allow clubs to stop outbreak of Covid-19.
Frank told a press conference: “Covid cases are happening all over the Premier League clubs.
“To postpone this round (Premier League matches) […] will give everyone at least a week to clean up and do everything at the training ground so everything is fine and we break the chain at every club,” added the Dane.
The Premier League did not immediately respond to CNN when asked about Frank’s comments.
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https://kesq.com/news/2021/12/16/fourth-english-premier-league-game-postponed-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/ The fourth match of the English Premier League was postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19