Next season’s Premier League matches can only be rescheduled if the impact of the player’s absence on the club’s team is “really exceptional”, and the league has many during its final campaign on Wednesday. I said following the postponement.
Last season, 22 games were postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent absence of players, and the league was criticized by the club for dealing with the crisis.
Under the new guidelines, requests will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but will only be permitted if the clubs involved have taken all steps to avoid the postponement.
“This replaces the previous COVID-19 postponement guidance and provides a standard process for application,” the league said in a statement.
“Approval is only granted if the impact of the player’s absence on the club’s team is truly exceptional and all reasonable steps have been taken to avoid the need for the club concerned to file an application. “
Previously, you could only apply for a postponement of a fixture if your team had at least four positive COVID-19 cases.
The new season will start on August 6th.