Srinagar, April 29: In a major decision , Premier League is all set to make it regular for referees to discuss Ramadan fasting break during night matches with in thier ore match captain’s meeting .
This week Premier League game was stopped first time in the history of the event for the fasting break in order to allow Leicester City and Crystal Palace players to break thier fast during the game.
Now as per reports , Premier League is to encourage all referees in charge of night games during Ramadan to discuss the subject of fasting in their pre-match captains’ meeting.
Officials are being encouraged to speak to captains ahead of kick-off so that games may be paused to allow Muslim players to break their fast at an appropriate time.
During Leicester-Palace game , Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita delayed taking a goal kick to allow Fofana and Kouyate to take energy gels at the side of the pitch.
It has always been possible under Premier League rules for a pause in play to happen, if both team captains agree before the game.
However, officials now want this to become a standard discussion pre-match, similar to the talks on whether each side will take a knee before kick-off.
The Premier League is keen to ensure that any practising Muslim will be allowed the same opportunity in future night matches during the month of Ramadan.
The next game where this could happen is Friday’s Premier League meeting between Southampton and Leicester at St Mary’s.