Leicester vs Norwich Premier League match on New Year's Day postponed due to Covid cases at Canaries

The match betweenNorwich City andLeicester City on New Year's Day has been postponed due to injuries and Covid-19 cases.

It is the second postponement for the Canaries after their match at West Ham was called off.

The games against Spurs and the other team were put off on December 16 and 19 due to Covid cases.

The club can confirm that the game against the Foxes has been postponed.
December 30, 2021.

The club's fixture at the King Power Stadium was put off after the board met.

Due to Covid-19 cases and injuries, the club do not have the required number of players available for the match.

The decision by the board was made in advance of the fixture to give clarity to the affected clubs and their fans.

They have lost their last five games in the league without scoring a goal.

The club statement said that those who have returned a positive Covid-19 test result are completing a period of self-isolation.

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Crystal Palace won overNorwich in the premier league.

What are the rules for postponements?

Covid protocols were included in the Premier League handbook and the board will only allow the rearrangement or postponement of a league match in exceptional circumstances.

The board make calls on a case-by-case basis, and by way of guidance from the league, permission for a postponement will not be granted if a club has more than 14 players available.

A new guide explaining match postponement protocols was published after a number of games were postponed.

There are factors considered when deciding to delay a game.

The impact of COVID-19 infections on a club's squad, as well as injuries, illness and those isolating, and the number of players available on the squad list and any Under-21 players with appropriate experience are some of the things that are listed. If a club cannot field 13 outfield players and a goalkeeper from its squad list or its appropriately experienced Under-21 players, the match will be postponed.

Any other exceptional circumstances.