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Leicester City to drive, rather than fly, to Cardiff

Leicester City will drive to their Premier League game at Cardiff City on Saturday rather than fly.

The Foxes will travel by road to South Wales after deciding that going by plane would be insensitive given the circumstances of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death.

The 60-year-old died on Saturday, along with four others, when his helicopter crashed after taking off from the King Power Stadium.

The club confirmed on Tuesday evening that the fixture at Cardiff would go ahead.

Leicester players were asked for their thoughts on whether or not the match should be played as scheduled and were unanimously in favour, it is understood.

Vichai’s son, Aiyawatt, has fully backed the decision and wishes for the game to go ahead to honour his father, while the board are also in agreement.

The club’s EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Southampton was postponed on Tuesday and has yet to be rearranged.

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