EPL: UK govt releases statement on postponement of matches

The UK government released a statement on Friday morning, noting there is no obligation to cancel or postpone sporting fixtures this weekend following the death of the Queen.

However, they have left the decision of whether matches go ahead to individual organizations.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport held a call with all major sports at 9.30 am to determine the plan of action for the rest of this weekend’s calendar and stated they would not be banning sports activities.

Despite being down to individual governing bodies, the chair of the DCMS Select Committee, Julian Knight, has told TalkSPORT that no sporting events should take place out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II – who passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon.

It remains to be seen what the Premier League, English Football League, and Football Association will decide to do.

How will British football mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II?

A greater number if not all the clubs in the British football pyramid posted a tribute to Elizabeth II when her death was announced on Thursday.

Newcastle United Women also took the decision not to live-tweet their game against Middlesbrough.

It is expected that further, more formalized tributes will be organized before, during and after games in the near future.

When Prince Philip died in 2021, Premier League players wore black armbands and there were two-minute silences before each game.

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Which Premier League fixtures are postponed?

You can see a list of the games that have been affected by the decision below. Details on rearranged games will be announced at a later date.

  1. Fulham vs Chelsea Venue: Craven Cottage
  2. Bournemouth vs Brighton Venue: Vitality Stadium
  3. Southampton vs Brentford Venue: St Mary’s
  4. Liverpool vs Wolves Venue: Anfield
  5. Leicester vs Aston Villa Venue: King Power Stadium
  6. Man City vs Tottenham Venue: Etihad Stadium

Details of the match reschedule will be duly communicated to everyone, keep following us for more football news and club updates.

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