Premier League matches postponed after death of Queen Elizabeth II




Premier League matches have been postponed in a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The longest-serving monarch in Britain’s history died on Thursday aged 96, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will now observe 10 days of national mourning to honor the Queen and her 70-year reign.

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Various sporting events across the UK were postponed on Friday and this will extend into this weekend as all Premier League fixtures on Saturday 10 September, Sunday 11 September and Monday 12 September have been postponed with Matchweek 7 of the 2022 Season -23 postponed.

All football matches across the men’s and women’s games in England as well as in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have also been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect.

Following a meeting on Friday between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) and several major UK sporting bodies, guidance was provided on the protocols put in place by Buckingham Palace as several factors were discussed regarding the continuation of sport.

The Premier League then held a meeting with its clubs and released the following statement confirming its plans.

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Statement from the Premier League on suspensions

To honor her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s round of Premier League matches will be postponed, including Monday night’s game.

Richard Masters, Premier League chief executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country. As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy after a lifetime of dedication. This is a tremendously sad time not only for the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her and we join all those who mourn her passing.”

Further updates regarding Premier League matches during the mourning period will be provided in due course.



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