EFL Cup tie between Leicester and Southampton rearranged after helicopter tragedy

Leicester City has confirmed chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium.

Published : Nov 01, 2018 23:48 IST

Leicester City against Southampton in August
Leicester City against Southampton in August

Leicester City against Southampton in August

Leicester City's fourth-round EFL Cup clash with Southampton has been rearranged for November 27 after it was postponed following the death of Foxes chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday.

Shortly after Leicester's 1-1 draw at home to West Ham on Saturday, Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter took off from the centre circle at about 20:30 local time and crashed in the King Power Stadium's car park.

Leicester confirmed on Sunday that all five individuals on board died in the crash, with Srivaddhanaprabha – who many considered the mastermind of the club's shock Premier League triumph in 2015-16 – among them.

READ: Leicester players devastated by Srivaddhanaprabha's death - Puel

Tributes have poured in ever since, while the visit of Saints in the EFL Cup – initially scheduled for Tuesday October 30 – was postponed as a mark of respect.

The match will now go ahead on November 27, and the victor will host holder Manchester City in the last eight, the Premier League champion having defeated Leicester at the same stage last season.

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