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Leyton Orient chairman anticipating imminent communication from EFL confirming Tottenham Carabao Cup fixture is postponed


Leyton Orient expect to obtain formal notification from the EFL imminently confirming their Carabao Cup fixture in opposition to Tottenham has been postponed as a result of a number of optimistic coronavirus assessments.

Orient on Monday introduced that ‘a quantity’ of their first-team squad had examined optimistic for COVID-19 on the eve of their conflict with Spurs.

Testing came about after their draw with Mansfield on Saturday – with Tottenham paying for the assessments – and the optimistic circumstances compelled Orient to contact the EFL and Spurs over their Carabao Cup tie.

 

Nigel Travis (left) joined talkSPORT on Tuesday morning after Orient’s announcement about multiple positive coronavirus cases at the club

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Nigel Travis (left) joined talkSPORT on Tuesday morning after Orient’s announcement about a number of optimistic coronavirus circumstances on the membership

Many have been anticipating an official announcement on Monday to verify the cancellation of the match, with Spurs given a bye into the subsequent spherical, however as of 10am on Tuesday the fixture was nonetheless as a result of go forward – simply EIGHT hours later.

Chairman Travis joined talkSPORT shortly after 10am to debate the optimistic coronavirus circumstances and the upcoming Spurs match – asserting it ought to shortly be referred to as off.

“I believe it’s extremely unlikely,” replied Travis when requested if the match will go forward. “We heard simply earlier than we got here on air that we’re anticipated to get a communication from authorities any time now, that that sport can be off.

“We haven’t previously had that. We’re anticipating it and have heard it’s coming, however we haven’t seen it.

“And simply to be clear, the sport is a postponement, not a cancellation.”

Studies have claimed 18 gamers and workers have examined optimistic, however Travis introduced there’s nonetheless no closing determine for the whole circumstances.

“We’re nonetheless ready for the ultimate numbers, so we don’t know [how many positive cases],” he added.


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