Leicester City must wait to follow up on their stunning victory over Liverpool after Fox’s New Year’s Day home game with Norwich City has been postponed.
The decision to cancel the match on January 1st was made by the Premier League board at the request of the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands have warned that the team will have a hard time participating.
Norwich confirmed the postponement and said he had come “after confirming positive COVID-19 results and PCR tests for injuries” within their team.
This will postpone the first Premier League match of the new year after a series of matches were canceled in December amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
“Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 have completed a period of self-quarantine according to Premier League protocols and government guidelines,” Norwich added in a statement.
“The club apologizes for the inconvenience caused to Leicester City and both supporters.”
The Premier League said in its own statement that Norwich, behind the league, confirmed that “there are not enough players for the match due to the COVID-19 case and injury.”
The minimum player availability required by the league to advance the game is 13 outfielders and 1 goalkeeper.
Lester moved up to 9th place on Tuesday, beating Liverpool 1-0 in high altitude. Their next Premier League match will be a trip to Burnley on January 15th, and Norwich will be active on the same day hosting Everton.
– Soccer Sports
Leicester v Norwich has been postponed as COVID-19 hits the Premier League again
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