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The Premier League has granted Leicester City’s request to postpone their game against Everton on Tuesday. The game is the 19th postponed this season due to the inability of the Foxes to field a team. They informed the Premier League that they would not be able to field a team due to a combination of Covid cases, injuries, and Africa Cup of Nations injuries. It is the second time the same fixture has been postponed after it was originally scheduled for December 19.

“The board was able to make its decision in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans,” the Premier League said in a statement after they granted Leicester City’s request to postpone their game against Everton. “We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters who planned on attending and watching the game, and we are aware that postponements will disappoint fans.”

“The league aims to provide as much clarity as possible, but unfortunately postponements sometimes have to be made at short notice, as safety is our priority,” the statement added. “The board assesses applications to postpone matches on a case-by-case basis, based on existing rules and adapted Covid-19 postponement guidance, implemented in light of the new Omicron variant. The board will assess a number of factors, including the ability of a club to field a team; the status, severity, and potential impact of the Covid-19 outbreak at the club; and the ability of the players to safely prepare for and play the match.”

Also, Read Premier League: Ralph Hasenhuttl says Covid-19 not decisive factor for postponements

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