London, Aug 11(ANI): Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed that Saturday’s fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton has been postponed due to the ongoing riots in London.
Scudamore said that the decision had been taken in consultation with the Metropolitan Police following damage to the area around White Hart Lane in the riots.
“The very latest situation is that Tottenham and Everton has gone. The police have done a fantastic job, but it’s been a crime scene all week and the council have not had enough time to do what they need,” the Guardian quoted Scudamore, as saying.
He further said that the rest of the weekend’s league fixtures are expected to go ahead as planned.
“The other nine fixtures are looking positive, subject to any more trouble. At 6p.m. tonight we will have a very clear picture. The Tottenham game is a real shame, but we support the police in what they are doing. They want these games to go on as much as we do,” the Premier League Chief Executive said. (ANI)