Leicester City’s Premier League match against Norwich City on New Year’s Day has been POSTPONED due to a combination of injuries and Covid-19 cases
- Leicester’s match against Norwich City on New Year’s Day has been postponed
- The Premier League fixture between the pair was due to take place on Saturday
- It has been called off due to a combination of injuries and Covid-19 cases
Leicester City’s Premier League fixture with Norwich City on New Year’s Day has been postponed.
The fixture – which was due to take place at 3pm on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium – has been called off due to a lack of player availability in the visitor’s squad.
Norwich requested the postponement after revealing their squad had been ravaged by injuries and positive Covid-19 cases.
Both club’s confirmed the news on Thursday evening, with the Premier League providing further details in a statement.
The statement read: ‘Following a request from Norwich City, the Premier League board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club’s fixture at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, due to be played at 1500GMT on Saturday 1 January.
‘The board accepted Norwich’s application as the club do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), due to Covid-19 cases and injuries.
‘The decision by the board was able to be made in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans. We apologise for the inconvenience and disruption caused to supporters’ festive plans.’
According to reports, Norwich had struggled to put together a five-a-side game in training due to their depleted numbers.
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Leicester City’s match against Norwich City on New Year’s Day has been postponed