Tottenham’s Carabao Cup match in Leyton Orient could be canceled after many players in the second league club tested positive for the Corona virus, which led to the closure of their stadium and training ground 24 hours before kick-off.
- Tottenham’s Carabao Cup match with Leyton Orient is now in danger after positive tests
- Several O players tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend
- Orient has informed Tottenham and the English Football League and awaits the decision
- Coach Ross Embleton’s pre-match press conference has been canceled
Tottenham’s Carabao Cup match with Leyton Orient has come under suspicion after the second league club announced that a number of first-team players had been infected with the Corona virus.
The O team, which was due to face Tottenham in the Premier League in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, closed the Briar Group stadium and training grounds until further notice.
The Orient said in Formal speech They have notified the Premier League and Tottenham and will release an announcement on Tuesday’s match status soon.
Leyton Orient announced that a group of first-team players had tested positive for the virus
The second League club informed Tottenham, who plays in the Carabao Cup, and the English Premier League
Positive cases may mean the cancellation of Jose Mourinho’s team’s confrontation with Orient
EFL rules for not fulfilling fixtures
5.1 A club is unable to fulfill its obligations to complete the competition match in the first round (including) the fourth round due to either:
5.1.1 That the club’s player (s) returned with a positive CAT score and self-isolated in accordance with the action plan set out in the Return to Play / Return to Training Protocols resulting in the club not having enough players to fulfill the match or
5.1.2 any requirements or directives from the UK government and / or any public authority,
He loses the match, pays the opposing club’s expenses in accordance with Rule 5.8 and the opposing team bids farewell in the next round of the competition.
The statement read: “After the match on Saturday 19 September, the Covid-19 test was carried out on all of our first team.
Today (Monday 21) we received official confirmation stating that a number of our first team have tested positive for Covid-19.
Leyton Orient’s priority is the health and well-being of its players and crew. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow the government’s self-isolation guidelines.
Premier League clubs no longer have to mandatory testing of their players and staff for Covid-19 on a weekly basis as is the case in the Premier League.
But ahead of the midweek match with Tottenham, Orient tested his team and crew and scored a “number” of positive results that put Tuesday’s match into question.
The statement continued: “We have also informed Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic, our three most recent opponents, before announcing this information.”
The English Premier League rules state that a club is unable to fulfill its obligation to play due to positive Covid tests, and it may be forced to forfeit the match and pay the expenses of the opposing club, which will receive a farewell in the next round.
The press conference of Leyton Orient’s manager, Ross Embleton, ahead of the match, scheduled for this afternoon, has been canceled.
The breaking news comes after Tottenham announced that they would auction their signed jerseys from the match.
Proceeds from the auction were to go to the JE3 Foundation, which was set up in memory of former East Director Justin Edinburgh, who died of a heart attack last year.
Edinburgh played for Tottenham between 1990 and 2000, and has appeared for the club 276 times. He won the FA Cup and League Cup during his time at White Hart Lane.
The press conference for Orient Director Ross Embleton was also canceled before the match
Tottenham is auctioning off match day jerseys with proceeds from JE3
The JE3 Foundation was created by the son of Edinburgh Charlie with the aim of supporting heart charities and to campaign for legislative change – The Justin Act – to make it mandatory for all health, fitness and sports facilities to equip them with a defibrillator (PAD).
Tottenham are set to play at Brisbane Road tomorrow night as Jose Mourinho seeks to win the silver titles for the club that has long missed the best trophies.
Tottenham restored their season in the Premier League, continuing this weekend with a 5-2 win over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium, with forward Heung Min Son scoring four goals.
Last season, the Premier League club was knocked out of competition by Colchester United as Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure began to unravel.