By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 10:36 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 16:12 BST, 22 September 2020
Leyton Orient's Carabao Cup third-round clash with Tottenham has been called off despite owner Nigel Travers' insistence that they had a side 'ready to play' tonight.
Sportsmail reported on Monday that as many as 10 Orient players had tested positive for coronavirus, and players from both clubs were convinced the game would be postponed.
According to EFL rules, Orient's inability to fulfill the fixture hands Spurs a bye into the fourth-round.
Leyton Orient's Carabao Cup third-round clash with Tottenham has been called off
However, the EFL are yet to confirm that Spurs will automatically go into round four of the competition, with the fate of the tie still to be decided.
In a statement, they said: 'Tonight's Carabao Cup match between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur is not taking place this evening as scheduled.
'Discussions are ongoing between the relevant stakeholders in regards to the implications of the decision not to play tonight's game and a further update will be provided in due course.
'Leyton Orient, the EFL and the relevant authorities are conducting a thorough review of the club's Covid-19 secure procedures with the view to reopening the stadium and training ground as soon as possible.'
Travers, the League Two club's owner, appeared on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning but he had yet to hear whether the game, which had been scheduled for 6pm in the