Match officials in English football have reportedly been asked to allow players to break their fast at evening matches during the Muslim holy period. Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated as follows: Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer and contemplation.

This year it runs from Wednesday, March 22 to Friday, April 21.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims avoid eating and drinking during daylight hours and break their fast after the sun goes down.

According to a report from sky sportsmatch officials received guidance from referee bodies, which allowed Muslim players to break their fast at evening matches throughout the month.

The report also states that officials are encouraged to identify these players before the start of the match and, if possible, to negotiate at a difficult time when such a pause may occur.

Muslim football players Premier League Include Liverpool Mohammed SalahN’Golo Kante from Chelsea and Riyadh Mahrez of Manchester City.

During Ramadan 2021, Leicester and Crystal Palace agreed with referee Graham Scott.that their fixtures will pause after half an hour to allow wesley fofana and Cheikhou Kouyate to break their fast.

Stopping football matches so players can break their fast is a common occurrence in predominantly Muslim countries.

(Bein Sports)

It was believed to be the first time a British senior fixture was paused to allow Muslim players to eat and drink in the middle of the match, after which Fofana tweeted thanks.

“That’s what makes football great,” said the French defender, who now plays for Chelsea.

Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure described the Premier League this week as “the best for Muslims”.

Financial international told the BBC: “We feel very safe here, we are very accepted and everything is in place for Muslims to have fun.

“In the Premier League you are free to do what is right for you, they will never do anything against your faith and that’s great.

“I was born and worked in France, but there is a big difference between France and England. The British are a great example.

“Sometimes you have to listen to people and understand what faith means to them. It’s not a choice – it’s important to us to keep our faith 100%.

“I’ve always wanted to be in the Premier League and I want to stay here much longer. It’s the best league for Muslims to be in.”