Blues face investigation

12 January 2007 03:02
The Football League have confirmed that they will investigate the circumstances surrounding the postponement of Saturday's Championship clash between Birmingham City and Leeds United. The game was called off on Friday afternoon, just days after the St Andrew's pitch was relaid. A Football League statement read: "The FL has acceded to an official request from Birmingham City to postpone the club's Coca-Cola Championship match with Leeds United tomorrow. "This follows a meeting at St Andrew's between club officials, the League's turf consultant Steve Baker, match referee Rob Styles and PGMO referees manager Jim Ashworth at which the club conceded that the game should not go ahead due to the safety and condition of the newly laid turf. "A re-scheduled date for this fixture will be announced shortly following consultation with both clubs "The Football League can also confirm that it intends to investigate the circumstances that led to the match being postponed."

Source: ESA