Premier League Could Alter Postponement Rules From February
Zeeshan Mehtab Published January 20, 2022 | 12:48 AM
The Premier League could introduce new rules from February in a bid to halt the raft of postponements that threaten to cause a fixture pile-up in the final months of the season
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Jan, 2022 ) :The Premier League could introduce new rules from February in a bid to halt the raft of postponements that threaten to cause a fixture pile-up in the final months of the season.
Rules initially adopted to deal with the wave of positive cases of coronavirus caused by the Omicron variant have been criticised in recent weeks for being open to abuse.
Injuries and players on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations have been contributing factors to a number of recent call-offs.
Under current guidelines, clubs can apply for matches to be postponed if they do not have 13 senior outfield players plus a goalkeeper available.
"The Premier League is consulting with our clubs regarding Covid-19 postponement rules and guidance in light of the changing national picture and the falling number of cases within our squads," said a Premier League spokesperson.
"The league's current guidance was amended in December following the emergence of the new Omicron variant and we continue to monitor the ongoing effects of the virus and will update our guidance accordingly." The number of positive coronavirus cases among Premier League players and staff last week fell to 33.
A record 106 cases were detected in the week of December 20-26, but they have fallen steadily since.