Following the sudden cancellation of a Spurs vs. Leicester City match on Sunday due to flooding and heavy rains at Rajamangala Stadium, the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) apologized on Monday.
The stadium and its surroundings had been prepared in advance of the match by the SAT, which served as the match’s supervising body, and it was determined that they complied with all necessary international standards.
The management teams of both football clubs and all other parties involved had visited the stadium and approved of its readiness.
The game was abandoned because of the pitch flooding caused by persistently severe rains that did not let up.
The players’ safety was the key consideration in the decision.
Both managerial teams checked the field after the downpour and discovered that there was just too much standing water and that the markings on the field had been swept away.
The SAT said it was deeply sorry for the event and any trouble it may have caused and that it was an act of God.
The cancellation received harsh criticism because it took place at a national stadium, which ought to have better planning and drainage.
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