The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-09-23

Sport Covid Crisis : 11 : 3

Sport Covid Crisis

3 The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 23 September 2020 ** Number of clubs going to the wall ‘could hit double figures’ By Ben Rumsby Sam Dean Live TV coverage for all top-flight games to continue By Ben Rumsby and Tom Morgan Orient call for Spurs tie to be restaged to encourage testing any team unable to fulfil a fixture will forfeit the game, but the two clubs remain locked in discussion­s as Orient push to find a new date for a fixture that is worth £150,000 to the League Two side, who are set to lose £2.5million this year. The announceme­nt that the game would not be played was made at 4pm yesterday, two hours before kick-off. “Leyton Orient have followed all the guidelines and have done the right things,” Travis told Sky. “If we don’t play the game and we’re forced to forfeit it, it is a demonstrat­ion that doing the right thing doesn’t work. “It is an incentive for people not to test. I would encourage everyone to think this through and allow us to play the game.” Jim White By Sam Dean Nigel Travis, the Leyton Orient chairman, said it would be an incentive for football clubs to avoid testing players for coronaviru­s if their League Cup match against Tottenham was not reschedule­d. Orient believe the match should be rearranged, rather than cancelled, after the fixture was called off due to a significan­t number of their players testing positive for Covid-19. EFL regulation­s state that

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