PREMIER League clubs will be told if this weekend’s scheduled games will go ahead following a DCMS call and league meeting this morning.
As the country mourned the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, the schedule of all sports could be cut for the next few days.
Friday’s EFL games have already been postponed, with an EFL statement confirming a decision will be made regarding Saturday’s games this morning.
“A decision regarding the remaining scheduled games this weekend will be made following a review of official bereavement guidelines, in addition to further consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday mornings,” the statement said.
The Daily Mail reports that the DCMS will provide guidance to professional sports bodies at 9.30am, while the Premier League will then meet at 11am to discuss their steps.
They add that government guidelines are unlikely to be 100 per cent final and the Premier League will have to make its own decisions.
The death of Elizabeth II, 96, who was the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and served as head of state for more than 70 years, was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Sports stars and governing bodies paid tribute to the Queen and organizers are now considering the most appropriate and respectful course of action regarding the weekend’s competitions.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that Friday’s men’s third Test match between England and South Africa at The Oval will not go ahead.
Play was suspended on the first day of PGA Championship Golf at Wentworth amid news of the Queen’s death and the European Tour confirmed there would be no play on Friday.
It is understood that the decision on how to proceed is left to the organizers of sporting events and postponements are not mandatory.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/21250779.premier-league-set-make-morning-decision-fixtures-postponed-queens-death/?ref=rss The Premier League will decide in the morning whether games will be postponed following Queen’s death