Saturday’s match between Burnley and Leicester City became the latest Premier League game to be postponed.
This is the fourth match for Burnley to be postponed due to Covid this season, but the first time the request has come from Turf Moor.
Clarett, who is threatened with relegation, also played another match against Tottenham, which was postponed at short notice due to heavy snow.
And the league statement read: “The English Premier League board accepted Burnley’s request because the club does not have the required number of players available for the match (13 players on the field and one goalkeeper), due to cases of Covid-19 virus and injuries.
“The board was able to take its decision in advance of the match to clarify the affected clubs and their fans.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and disruption caused by fans who planned to attend the match, and we understand that the postponements will disappoint the fans.”