Premier League to change Covid-19 postponement rules

After the outrage surrounding the postponement of the North London derby, the Premier League must change its rules.

The Daily Mail reports that the Premier League must change its rules on Covid-19 postponements to include a minimum of four positive cases to cancel matches.

Even so, that number of four positive Covid cases would be a minimum requirement, not an automatic postponement.

Presumably it would be combined with the number of players available to reach a final decision, but the Mail has no further details on the specifics of the new rules.

As usual, Arsenal’s case is more important to everyone than the other 21 postponements, and is cited as the inciting incident to intensify the bitterness in the league.

The new plans have broad support and could come into action in the near future.

But no official meeting is planned until February 10, so it’s unlikely the rules will be introduced before Arsenal’s next game.

Assuming they plan to change the rules, Premier League clubs would have to hold a vote, with at least 14 of them agreeing. That doesn’t seem like a total hard to achieve right now.


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