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Premier League set to change Covid-19 postponement rules

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Following the outrage surrounding the postponement of the North London derby, the Premier League are set to change their rules.

The Daily Mail report that the Premier League are set to change their rules on Covid-19 postponements to include a minimum of four positive cases to get matches called off.

Even then, that figure of four positive Covid cases would be a minimum requirement, rather than an automatic postponement.

Presumably, it would be combined with the number of players available to come to a final decision, but the Mail don’t have any further details of the specifics of the new rules.

As usual, Arsenal’s case is more important to everyone than the other 21 postponements, and it is cited as the inciting incident to intensify the acrimony around the league.

The new plans have widespread backing, and they could come into play in the near future.

But no official meeting is planned until February 10th, so it’s unlikely the rules will be introduced before Arsenal’s next game.

Assuming they plan to change the rules, the Premier League clubs would have to hold a vote, with at least 14 of them agreeing. That doesn’t seem like a difficult total to reach right now.

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