Date: 5th March 2019 at 2:04pm
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Sky Sports have decided to move the upcoming Wigan v Norwich City game, which was due to take place on Saturday 13th April, to the following day for TV coverage.

The match at the DW Stadium will now take place on Sunday 14th April with a noon kick-off.

This is yet another change for Sky Sports coverage that due to the distance involved in travelling from Norfolk to Wigan, will have a big impact on Canary fans. I suppose that you can’t blame the TV company for wanting to maximise the end of a Championship season that still has three genuine title contenders at this late stage of the season but it’s tough on traveling fans.

Last week, Chief Operating Officer, Ben Kensell told the Pink ‘un  that the club are looking to secure a big allocation of seats for the Wigan game and potentially subsidise the price too. From what I understand, the subsidy they are talking about will be considerable, making the cost of the actual match ticket very cheap indeed.

Sky have also moved the Leeds v Sheffield Wednesday game with a kick-off of 5.30pm on Saturday 13th April, as they look to ensure they have all the major protagonist’s games covered.

Five of City’s next six games will also be live on Sky Sports, starting with Swansea this Friday evening, followed by the games against Hull (H), Middlesbrough (A), QPR (H) and Reading (H).

So, the current update on this is as above. Sky Sports have now deleted the page that showed City were live against Wigan. For clarity and proof it did actually exist, it was screenshotted by Archant’s Pete Raven.

What happens next? Have Norwich City had a pop at Sky about this? Can they actually change it? I doubt that but something’s going on.

We’ll update further when there’s some sort of confirmation.

OTBC

 
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