Premier League canceled another game following the COVID spread.
The Premier League postponed Burnley’s game against Watford on Wednesday due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
The previous day, Leicester City said they were considering a postponement request for the game scheduled for Thursday.
But, Tottenham Hotspur was rejected by the league, as English football faces possible disruptions due to the spread of COVID and COVID’s Omicron variant.
The decision to cancel the game on Turf Moor came just two and a half hours before the kickoff time scheduled.
“The decision was made following advice from medical advisors in light of an ongoing COVID-19 infection within the Watford team. In the end, the club is short of an amount of First Team players available to play in the match,” the Premier League stated in an announcement.
The Premier League’s rules stipulate that when a player can’t bring 14 players up, and a match is delayed.
However, other factors, like the impact on preparations and the possibility of an “uncontrollable outbreak,” are also considered.
“In the process of evaluating any request to delay, the Board examines a variety of medical and sporting aspects. Every decision is made on a strictly case-by-case basis, keeping the health of everyone’s being paramount,” the league added.
Manchester United’s game scheduled for Brentford this Tuesday has been delayed because United closed their training grounds due to COVID issues.
Spurs’ Europa Conference League game against French club Rennes in December. 10. was postponed due to a COVID outbreak within Rennes, the Spurs camp.
In England’s second-tier Championship, The matches scheduled for Saturday among Reading and Luton Town and Millwall and Preston North End have been delayed because of coronavirus cases.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said his team has nine players missing because of COVID-19 or “other medical problems” The manager also said that the quality of the tournament is at stake during the “testing time of year” with teams playing twice per week.
“Unfortunately, our team didn’t get any kind of exemption for the first time, which was disappointing,” Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday.
“We’ve wanted to support the measures; however, when we needed help for the difficult circumstance we were in, it’s disappointing not to receive it. We were considered in the middle in a Newcastle (United) fixture.
“We have been suffering from accidents since then, as we aren’t able to rotate the team due to COVID. So this is a challenging moment for us.
“We’ve been playing five games over 13 days. It’s a tough fixture list with the full team. Still, considering the number of players we’ve got, it’s incredibly demanding.”
The league announced on Monday that from December. 6-December 12, 3,805 members. Also, club personnel has been tested for COVID-19.
Till now, a total number of 42 cases of positive findings. It is the most weekly number since reports began to be published back in May 2020.
Spurs also have problems of their own, with their manager Antonio Conte saying only 16 players included youngsters, were in training on Wednesday.
The Tottenham training facility has opened to the first team. However, Conte admitted it was an unpleasant time.
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