Premier League: Weekend fixtures postponed as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II

Premier League: Out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, weekend games, including Monday night’s games, have been postponed. There was no obligation to postpone sporting events, but several sporting organizations in the UK have taken up the call.

 Premier League weekend games postponed as a sign of respect for Queen Elizabeth II (Reuters Photo)

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  • EFL games on the weekend also postponed
  • Monday evening Premier League games also postponed
  • The Queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died at her home in Scotland at the age of 96
The Premier League announced on Friday 9 September that weekend league games, including Monday night’s games, will be postponed as the UK mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. English Football League games for the weekend have also been postponed.

The Queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died on Thursday, September 8 at her home in Scotland at the age of 96.The British government officially declared the beginning of a period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth on Friday, publishing “National Mourning Guidance.” The mourning lasts until the end of the state funeral.The government said there was no obligation during this time to cancel or postpone events and sports matches, or close entertainment venues, adding that it was at the discretion of individual organizations.However, a large number of sports organizations have announced that the matches will be postponed in the coming days. The England Cricket Board said on Thursday that Day 2 of the 3rd Test at the Oval would also be suspended. Due to the rain, the opening day on Thursday was canceled.”We and our clubs wish to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country,” Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said in a statement.“As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves an incredible legacy after a lifetime of dedication.“This is a deeply sad time for not only the nation, but also the millions of people around the world who have admired her, and we join all of those who mourn her passing.”— ENDS —
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