Premier League change rules regarding postponement of games – new criteria explained

Premier League have changed their rules regarding the postponement of games – clubs will now have to show proof of at least four positive tests if they want a game delayed, as per the Daily Mail.

The league has seen a lot of games being delayed this season due to clubs not having the required 14 players to field a squad.

However, this is not only due to Covid cases as injuries and international absences have also played a part in this.

In the new meeting, a move away from ‘available players’ to ‘active Covid cases’ was accepted and will come in from the next round of fixtures, which will begin after the international break.

So far none of the clubs has opposed these new rules, the report adds as the changes were unanimously accepted.

Four Covid cases are the bare minimum requirement for a game to be postponed – even if you have these many in the squad, it doesn’t mean that the league is obligated to postpone the game.

The league ‘hopes’ that postponements will now reduce regardless due to AFCON players returning and Covid cases falling rapidly.

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