22 Dec 2010

UK thaw unlikely before Xmas

6:39 am on 22 December 2010

Weekend sports fixtures in Britain are again in jeopardy with temperatures expected to remain below freezing.

The next round of British football matches is scheduled for Boxing Day on Sunday, but already there are doubts about Blackpool's home match with Liverpool going ahead because the pitch is frozen and it has no undersoil heating.

Today's rescheduled Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Rangers has been postponed for a second time, and both Scottish and English FA Cup matches scheduled for mid-week are already off.