The Premier League is waiting to hear whether the localised lockdown in Leicester will force the club to postpone home games or play at a neutral venue.

The league's chief executive Richard Masters was asked what the situation was following the decision to impose a stricter lockdown in the city because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

"We are waiting to hear," he told British MPs at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee evidence session.

He did say that the league had contingencies to "put matches elsewhere or postpone them until it is safe to do so".

"Of course contingencies are part of our planning," he added.

Leicester are due to host Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

This evening's race meeting at Leicester will go ahead as planned following consultation between local health authorities and the British Horseracing Authority.

The fixture had been put in doubt as the city has recently been placed back under lockdown measures.

The city has seen almost 1,000 new cases in the previous fortnight.

However, the BHA tweeted: "Following confirmation from local health authorities that the race meeting should go ahead, the fixture at @LeicesterRaces will take place today. The fixture will be held behind closed doors and with the existing strict health screening and social distancing measures in place."

The first of nine races is scheduled for 4.40pm.