Date: 30th December 2016 at 7:25pm
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Brighton were due to be at the Amex Stadium as the hosts to Cardiff City for the latest league match this Friday.

The game was set for a 7.45pm kick-off however, due to the weather conditions in recent days during the build up to the game, and the conditions on the day when the referee inspected the pitch, this match has now been postponed.

Namely the arrival of heavy fog.

Match Day referee Chris Kavanagh held three inspections across the evening to see if conditions and the fog would improve but with less than two hours to go before kick off it was clear the game couldn’t take place.

The BBC have Brighton’s chief executive Paul Barber quoted as saying about the decision.

‘Player and spectator safety has to be paramount. In terms of looking at the situation for the players and the fans, it was in everyone’s best interests. Chris Hughton thinks it’s the right decision as do Cardiff’s coaches as well.’

Kavanagh himself said that across the three inspections the conditions worsened so he had little choice, despite the inconvenience it would mean for both sets of fans so close to kick off.

‘The conditions have got worse. In the centre of the field it’s difficult to see the assistant referee on the nearside. If I’ve paid money I want to see the game and from different vantage points in the crowd it’s difficult to see the pitch.’

A new date for the fixture will be announced once it has been agreed between both clubs and ratified by the Football League.

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