Premier League ‘waiting to hear’ whether Leicester lockdown impacts games

The Premier League is waiting to hear whether the localised lockdown in Leicester will force the club to postpone home games or play at a neutral venue.

The league’s chief executive Richard Masters was asked what the situation was following the decision to impose a stricter lockdown in the city because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

“We are waiting to hear,” he told MPs at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee evidence session.

He did say that the league had contingencies to “put matches elsewhere or postpone them until it is safe to do so”.

“Of course contingencies are part of our planning,” he added.

Leicester are due to host Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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