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All Premier League And EFL Games This Weekend Have Been Postponed Over Queen's Death

Posted by Thandiubani on Fri 09th Sep, 2022 - tori.ng

The Premier League and EFL released a statement saying they had made the decision to cancel this weekend's fixtures to honour Queen Elizabeth's death.

 
All Premier League and English Football League games have been cancelled for this week.
 
The decision was reached following the death of the Queen despite the UK government stating they were under no obligation to do so, Dailymail reported. 
 
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport held a call with all major sports at 9.30am to determine the plan of action for the rest of this weekend's calendar and said there was no obligation to cancel or postpone sporting fixtures during the National Mourning period. 
 
The Premier League and EFL released a statement saying they had made the decision to cancel this weekend's fixtures to honour Queen Elizabeth's 'extraordinary life and contribution to the nation'.
  
The Premier League released the following statement: 'At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
 
'To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend's Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening's game.'
 
Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, added: '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 following a life of dedication.
 
'This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.'
 
The Premier League have said that further updates regarding the cancelled fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course. 
 


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