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EPL English Premier LeagueRamzan 2022: Football for everyone

Ramzan 2022: Football for everyone

Ramzan 2022: Ramadan or Ramzan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.

The annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

This time around it starts this Saturday 2nd April 2022 and ends with Eid on 2 May.

Fasting from dawn to sunset is observed by all adult Muslims, except under certain circumstances.

In this case, 52 Premier League matches are scheduled to happen in the month of Ramzan. Out of these nine games are scheduled between 19:30 and 20:30, which is the time in the UK, when the fast ends.

As we have observed over the years, as agreed between the captains as a sign of sportsmanship. Islam players would be allowed to break their fast during stoppages. And we fully expect this to continue this campaign as well.

Muslim Chaplains in Sports managing director Ismail Bhamji has talked about this in his recent statement with BBC Sport.

“Although there is no Islamic ruling for athletes, we provide advice on how they can keep their fasts and discuss whether they qualify for exemptions. Such as when they are travelling or are ill,” he said.

“Muslim footballers come from a varying array of backgrounds and we have to find solutions that would work for all to practise their faith.

“One Premier League club asked me to talk to a Muslim player to defer his fasting during Ramadan. Islamically, he does not qualify because certain conditions mentioned have to be met. And I have to be open and honest with them about the harsh realities.”

Ramzan 2022: EPL fixtures

Monday, 4 April: Crystal Palace v Arsenal (20:00)

Wednesday, 6 April: Burnley v Everton (19:30)

Friday, 8 April: Newcastle v Wolves (20:00)

Tuesday, 19 April: Liverpool v Manchester United (20:00)

Wednesday, 20 April: Chelsea v Arsenal(19:45), Everton v Leicester(19:45), Newcastle v Crystal Palace (19:45), Manchester City v Brighton (20:00)

Thursday, 21 April: Burnley v Southampton (19:45)

Bhamji has further appreciated Manchester City and Liverpool for their forward thinking approach in this matter.

“City and Liverpool are performing the best and I do see the foundations laid at the two clubs,” he said. “From the academy onwards, they have the right people in place with the right mentality and vision to help the club all the way to the first team.

“[Managers] Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp stand out because they are progressive and forward-thinking so I have seen improvements made at the clubs over a number of seasons.”

Rohan Premkumar
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