The Premier League has confirmed what had been speculating in the last hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth II: English league matches postponed. The statement they have published explains why and how long the postponement will last:
“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 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 match.”
In addition, Richard Masters, executive director of the Premier League, has spoken about the situation: “We and our clubs would like pay tribute to His Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.
Further updates on Premier League matches will be provided in due course.
As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.
– Premier League (@premierleague) September 9, 2022
In addition to soccer, other sports have also suspended their upcoming meetings.
the tournament of Golf The PGA BMW Championship has suspended the first round, the second duel of cricket between England and South Africa.
The horse races both Thursday night and Friday nights have been canceled across Britain.
local parties of rugby in England and Scotland on Thursday were suspended, in fact the friendly match between the women’s teams of Scotland and Spain scheduled for this Sunday will not finally be played, as reported by the Spanish Rugby Federation in a statement this Friday.
Lastly, the tours of Great Britain has been canceled and concluded, since the last days were scheduled to take place this weekend.