All English sporting activites cancelled to Mourn the late Queen

All weekend’s Premier League and English Football League fixtures have been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ten top-flight matches were scheduled across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

In the EFL, games were due to take place on Friday and Saturday.

Also on Friday, play at golf’s PGA Championship was called off, along with all British horse racing and cricket’s Test between England and South Africa.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died on Thursday aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

The Premier League took the decision to honour the Queen’s “extraordinary life and contribution to the nation” and said updates on future fixtures during the period of mourning “will be provided in due course”.

However, the postponement of the entire programme could create fixture congestion later in the season as there are no free midweeks between now and the mid-winter break for the World Cup .

The World cup begins in Qatar just seven days after the Premier League pauses. 

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