The postponement of all matches this weekend is a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 92. “As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication,” Richard Masters said.
The teams agreed to postpone the Monday night match betweenLeeds United andNottingham Forest as a mark of respect, after a meeting of the clubs this morning.
After 70 years on the throne, the queen passed away yesterday at a castle in Scotland.
Richard Masters, chief executive of the premier league, said that they would like to pay tribute to her majesty. As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy.
This is a sad time for the nation as well as the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together in mourning her passing.
The English Football League, consisting of the three leagues below the premier league, announced the postponement of all of its games over the weekend. All football in Northern Ireland will not take place this weekend, according to the Irish FA.
The news of the queen’s death was only announced shortly before the kick-off of the matches last night.
The British Horseracing Authority canceled all meetings today and tomorrow, but will resume racing on 11 September.
The cricket test match between England and South Africa at The Oval in London was called off because of bad weather, while the second day of the PGA Championship will not take place.
The final three stages of the Tour of Britain have been canceled.
The scheduled game between Northampton Saints and Saracens was called off last night, but a decision on other games this weekend is still to be made.