With the holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, it has been announced that match officials from across the Premier League have been asked to introduce a new policy for those players observing.
Refereeing bodies have provided guidance to them to allow natural breaks in play which would enable Muslim players to break their fast during a match.
They have been advised to try to agree a rough time before kick off with players and to identify beforehand which players may need to break fast during evening games once the sun has set.
High profile Premier League players like Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah, Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City, N’Golo Kante from Chelsea and many more are practicing Muslims who will be observing Ramadan.
Ramadan is observed globally by Muslims and is a month of prayer, fasting, community and self-reflection.
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