Cardiff’s abandoned Championship clash at Rotherham to be FULL rescheduled, EFL confirms

Cardiff’s abandoned Championship clash against Rotherham will be ENTIRELY rescheduled, the EFL confirms, despite the Bluebirds leading 1-0 at half time BEFORE the match was abandoned due to heavy rain.







The abandoned championship clash between Cardiff City and Rotherham at the New York Stadium will be rescheduled in its entirety, the English Soccer League confirmed in an announcement on Thursday.

The Bluebirds led 1-0 at half time during the match earlier this month, before unprecedented heavy rain forced officials to suspend play as the pitch was deemed unplayable.

Despite Cardiff winning against Rotherham before the match was postponed, the EFL decided to reschedule the full 90-minute game, rather than play the remaining minutes of the match.

“Following the abandonment of the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Cardiff City on Saturday 18 March due to a waterlogged pitch, it has been determined that the match will now be rescheduled in its entirety,” the governing body announced in a statement. Thursday.

Cardiff's championship game against Rotherham was called off at half time due to heavy rain.

Cardiff’s championship game against Rotherham was called off at half time due to heavy rain.

‘In regards to this particular match, the matter was referred to the EFL Board under the EFL Regulations at the request of the Clubs concerned.

The EFL Board reviewed both clubs’ submissions considering factors including the time of abandonment (48th minute) and the remaining time remaining in the contest, along with the different circumstances at stake if the match had been restarted from that point on a date. rearranged.

“In considering matters such as these, the League seeks consistency with previous cases where matches were abandoned for weather-related reasons and could not be restarted.

“The Clubs will announce a new date for the game in due course.”

Disappointed by the way Rotherham handled the incident, Cardiff reportedly compiled an evidence dossier to send to EFL bosses.

League bosses, who are believed to have received the documents, gave Rotherham an equal opportunity to have their say on the postponement.