Leicester/Crystal Palace: Match could be postponed due to lockdown – PL

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Leicester’s match with Crystal Palace on Saturday could still be postponed by the Premier League following the coronavirus spike and local lockdown.

The Foxes face Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, but are due to host Palace at the King Power Stadium in the heart of the city on Saturday afternoon.

Government officials have recommended the current lockdown measures remain in force in Leicester for an extra two weeks as coronavirus restrictions are set to be eased across the rest of England from Saturday.

Although the health secretary Matt Hancock said on Tuesday that Leicester’s match with Palace would go ahead, the Premier league’s chief executive Richard Masters told parliament that contingency plans are in place for the game to be moved to a neutral venue or postponed if necessary.

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The Safety Advisory Group has the final say on where the game will be played.

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