The Premier League has agreed to call off a match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bright and Hove Albion due to a number of Covid-19 cases at the London club. This is Spurs’ second game to be called off due to the outbreak off the virus within the club, after their Europa Conference League game at home to Stade Rennais on Thursday called off by the UEFA.
“The Premier League Board has taken the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the health of players and staff the priority,” the league said in a statement.
“The postponed fixture will be rescheduled in due course and the Premier League wishes a quick recovery to those with COVID-19.”
The match was scheduled to be played at the Amex Stadium, Brighton’s home ground, on Sunday. It is unclear whether other Spurs games will be affected. They are due to play at Leicester City in the league on December 16 and at home to Liverpool on December 19.
Rennes criticised the decision to postpone the Europa League game, saying it was taken unilaterally by Tottenham and that they reserved the right to appeal to UEFA.
Vitesse Arnhem, level with Tottenham in Europa Conference League Group G on seven points from five games, were due to host Mura on Thursday at the same time (2000GMT) as the Spurs-Rennes match.
The Dutch side said in a statement that they had asked UEFA to postpone their clash as well as they were concerned about the fairness of the matches taking place separately.