Tottenham’s Premier League dwelling match towards Fulham was postponed three hours earlier than the scheduled kick-off on Wednesday after a coronavirus outbreak on the visiting membership. Fulham returned a variety of constructive check outcomes on Tuesday and, after extra got here in on Wednesday, the Premier League determined to name the match off. Kick-off was attributable to be at 11:30pm IST (1800 GMT).
It is the third top-flight recreation to be worn out by the virus, following Newcastle’s match with Aston Villa earlier this month and Monday’s recreation between Everton and Manchester City.
Fulham requested for the sport to be referred to as off after extra of their gamers felt unwell, which the Premier League board sanctioned on Wednesday.
The total Cottagers squad will now be re-tested.
The league mentioned in an announcement: “Fulham FC’s match at Tottenham Hotspur, attributable to be performed at 6:00 pm (11:30 pm IST) this night, has been postponed following a Premier League Board assembly this afternoon.
“Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a major rise in constructive Covid-19 instances, in addition to a variety of gamers displaying signs at the moment.
Despite the rising variety of instances throughout the English top-flight, the Premier League mentioned it meant to proceed enjoying.
“With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its Covid-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled,” the assertion mentioned.
“The League wishes those with Covid-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course.”
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho had advised he was getting impatient on the uncertainty over the fixture.
Mourinho posted a video — filmed at 1402 GMT, as indicated on a clock on a TV display screen — from the lounge the place his employees have been ready for information with a message saying, “We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world”.
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