Rugby league urged to pause matches for fasting players during Ramadan

01 April 2024 12:23
Former England international Ikram Butt asks RFL to act‘It’s a small moment that would have a large meaning’The first Muslim to represent England’s rugby league side has joined the growing number of calls for the Rugby Football League to follow the example of other sports and introduce pauses allowing players observing Ramadan to break their fasts “as a matter of urgency”.A number of Super League players are currently fasting during Ramadan, with the London Broncos duo, Iliess Macani and Hakim Miloudi, recently revealing to the Observer that Miloudi was forced to break his fast mid-match, consuming food and drink while the game was ongoing due to the lack of a proper break for players to eat their first meal after sunset, known as the iftar. The Salford centre Nene Macdonald did the same during their match against Leigh on Saturday evening. Continue readingread full article

Source: TheGuardian