Ahead of the upcoming 2022/23, the Premier League Board has revised its guidance for match postponements relating to insufficient players. This will replace the previous Covid-19 match postponement guidance, providing a standard process for applications.
Club requests to the Premier League Board will continue to be considered on their facts and assessed on a case-by-case basis. Approval will only be granted where the impact of player unavailability on a club’s squad is truly exceptional and where the club concerned has taken all reasonable steps to avoid the necessity to make the application. The detail within all applications will continue to be scrutinised by the Premier League’s specialist staff before the Board makes its decision.
The League's postponement rules and guidance are designed to protect the wellbeing of players and staff, while maintaining the sporting integrity of the competition and the quality of squads playing Premier League matches.