Premier League referees set to discuss Ramadan fasting with captains pre-match

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The 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.

On Monday night, Leicester and Crystal Palace agreed pre-match with referee Graham Scott that there would be a pause in their Premier League match after half an hour to allow Wesley Fofana and Cheikhou Kouyate to break their Ramadan fast.