EREDIVISIE have postponed an entire round of fixtures to afford Ajax better preparation for their Champions League tie against Spurs.
Ajax have upset the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus on the way to reaching the last four where they will meet Manchester City’s conquerors Tottenham.
The Dutch giants were due to play a league game against relegation strugglers De Graafschap – just two days before they travel to London on April 28.
However, the Dutch officials have not only cancelled Ajax’s fixture that week, but the whole league in general – in a bid to help Ajax rest and recover for their European clash.
Eredivisie have postponed ALL games in order to keep integrity in the league as Ajax lead PSV only by goal difference.
The Dutch season will now be extended, with those matches now being switched to Wednesday, May 15.
KNVB president Eric Gudde said: “We have looked at all kinds of ways to move games with Ajax progressing so far in the Champions League.
“We have presented our plans to all of the clubs. It is not ideal for everyone, I appreciate that, but this is not just helping Ajax.
“It is being done to help Dutch football as a whole because it means so much to be successful in Europe.”
The move acts as a major contrast for Tottenham, who are scheduled to play a Premier League game 48 hours before the second leg.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Bournemouth on Monday May 6 – and then two days later travel to Holland where they meet Ajax at Amsterdam Arena.