The English Premier League (EPL) has postponed the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, due to be played at 7pm Wednesday evening.
In a statement Wednesday, the Premier League said the postponement followed a Board meeting this afternoon.
The EPL said Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a “significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.”
“The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately,” the statement said.
The Premier League said, with low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, it “continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.”
“The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course,” the statement added.