The Premier League has requested clubs to contact the league as soon as they suspect an application might need to be submitted to postpone a fixture.
The premier League game between Everton and Leicester City, postponed from December 9 2021, to January 11 2022, has been postponed again.
Premier League Accept Application to Reschedule Fixture
The league made a statement on their official website that Leicester City made an application calling for a second reschedule.
The statement which read in part states, “The Premier League Board accepted Leicester’s application to reschedule their fixture against Everton at the Goodison Park, as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match due to COVID-19, injuries and players at the Africa Cup of Nations.”
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted some games in the English league this season and has forced the league to reschedule many games.
The Premier League requires all teams to have at least 13 outfield players and one goalkeeper for a league game to be played; otherwise, the fixture would be rescheduled.
Though the games are piling up for the affected team, the league wants to ensure that equity is served to all parties involved.
The rescheduled date for the fixture will be made known in due time.