At Leyton Orient round three game of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup was canceled due to a positive coronavirus test at the League Two club, states Skysports.
Orient was forced to call off the game and close the Breyer Group Stadium and the training ground until further notice, however they were set to host the Premier League side on Tuesday night.
EFL clubs are no longer obligated to conduct necessary coronavirus tests on a weekly basis on their players and coronavirus staff this season, as is still the case in the Premier League.
Although, there is a growing feeling among some Premier League clubs that cup competitions involving teams outside the Premier League and Championship are at risk due to lack of testing in those divisions.
Plymouth Argyle, who beat Orient in last week’s Carabao Cup Round 2 tie, issued Monday’s announcement that they will take the next round of testing as a precaution. Last Saturday’s league opposition Mansfield also declared the same.
Given Tottenham’s packed schedule, with the Europa League tie in Macedonia on Thursday, and potentially another one next week if they win at Shkendija, there is also little room for the Premier League side to rearrange the Round 3 tie.
With the Europa League tie in Macedonia on Thursday, Tottenham has a compact schedule, and potentially another one next week if they win at Shkendija. Also there is a little room for the Premier League side to rearrange the Round 3 tie.