More games postponed by the Premier league because of the coronavirus in the country. After the duel between Leicester City and Tottenham on Thursday for matchday 17, the championship organization reported that the crossing of Manchester United with Brighton on Saturday for the date 18 it will not develop either due to more positive cases in the team that has as its star Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The club continues to have an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within their squad, which has left them unable to line up a team for the game at Old Trafford.. A significant number of COVID-19 cases led to his game against Brentford FC being canceled earlier this week, and additional positive tests have been confirmed today”, details the official note of the English tournament.
On their side, the ‘Red Devils’ announced that the training center will remain closed to prevent contact and spread of the disease. “We will suspend operations of the Carrington Training Complex for a short period to help reduce the risk of further transmission.“, they manifested from the club.
In both cases, both the Premier League and Manchester United regretted the recent suspensions for reasons related to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the British pageant promised to stick with the calendar. Although, if more cases are presented, they will go through the corresponding evaluation.
“While acknowledging that several clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, the intention of the Premier League is to continue with its current match schedule whenever possible. The health and well-being of all concerned remains our priority ”, says the official note issued this Thursday.
So far, the coronavirus infections caused the cancellations of the following matches: Tottenham-Brighton, Brentford-Manchester United, Burnley-Watford and Leicester-Tottenham. In this regard, the board of directors undertook to find the dates to reschedule the four commitments.
Leicester-Tottenham, the first canceled on Thursday
This Thursday, the organization issued a statement to inform that the duel between Leicester City and Tottenham was suspended due to confirmed cases of coronavirus in the ‘Foxes’ campus. The team trained by Brendan Rodgers was going to be local at King Power Stadium.
“In light of the new information, Leicester requested that the match be canceled due to an ongoing outbreak within the team, which has resulted in more players and staff testing positive for COVID-19 today. This has left the club with an insufficient number of players available to fulfill the match “, explains the official note.
Likewise, the Premier League and the United Kingdom Health Security Agency ordered the closure of the ‘Foxes’ training center to stop the outbreak among the members of the soccer team and other workers of the institution.
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