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Sports events in UK may be postponed due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death

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Sports events in UK may be postponed due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Sporting events this weekend in the UK may be postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The decision for a postponement which is not mandatory will be made after the Cabinet Office releases the official mourning guidance.

A meeting involving representatives from sports governing bodies and the UK Government is scheduled for Friday morning.

The Athletic report the Premier League will have a meeting at 11.00am to discuss further action.

It is not yet known if the EFL have postponed their games for the weekend. However, Friday’s game between Norwich and Burnley has been called off

An EFL statement on Thursday evening reads: “As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II earlier today, the EFL has confirmed that its fixtures scheduled for tomorrow evening (Friday 9 September) — Burnley v Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers v Stockport County — have been postponed.

“A determination regarding the remainder of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures will be made following a review of the official mourning guidance, in addition to further consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday morning.”

A number of other sporting events have already made the decision. The PGA Championship golf at Wentworth has been postponed after the Queen’s passing.

“Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, play has been suspended at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club for the remainder of Thursday and flags at Wentworth Club will be lowered to half-mast,” a Tour statement said.

“Furthermore, no play will take place at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday and the golf course and practice facilities will be closed.

“Further updates on the resumption of play will be provided in due course.”

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