Premier League games postponed following death of Queen Elizabeth II

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

The oldest monarch in UK 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 matches for Saturday September 10, Sunday September 11 and Monday September 12 have been postponed, with Matchweek 7 of the 2022-23 Season postponed.

All men’s and women’s football matches in England, as well as 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 Sport (DCMS) and several major UK sporting bodies, advice has been given as to the protocols Buckingham Palace has in place , several factors having been discussed regarding the pursuit of sports.

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

Premier League statement on postponements

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

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters 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 was an inspiration and leaves an incredible legacy after a life of dedication. It is an extremely sad time not only for the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who looked up to him, and we join everyone in mourning his passing.

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

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