A number of matches postponed, together with Arsenal-PSV

A number of matches postponed, together with Arsenal-PSV

All the weekend’s English Premier League matches have been postponed, as a mark of respect following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, organizers stated in an announcement on Friday.

“After we met this (Friday) morning, Premier League golf equipment paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the Premier League stated in its assertion.

“In honor of his extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League matchday will probably be postponed, together with Monday evening’s fixture,” organizers introduced.

The Premier League took this determination even because the British authorities indicated that the postponement of sports activities competitions was not obligatory on this interval of nationwide mourning.

All matches within the skilled decrease divisions and the ladies’s championship have additionally been postponed.

A number of different sporting occasions scheduled for Friday and this weekend have been canceled, once more as an indication of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.

British horse racing officers have suspended competitions after the loss of life of the British monarch, who displayed an intense ardour for the game all through her life.

Equally, the Scottish Rugby Federation has determined to droop all nationwide competitions scheduled for this weekend, together with the ladies’s staff’s World Cup preparation match in opposition to Spain scheduled for Sunday.

The Shortened Tour of Britain

Previous to this, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stated Friday’s match between England and South Africa wouldn’t happen.

The PGA Championship at Wentworth, close to London, was suspended on Thursday evening when information of the 96-year-old Queen’s loss of life was introduced and it was later confirmed there can be no match on Friday.

The Tour of Britain biking, which was resulting from finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled solely after Thursday’s fifth stage.

In distinction, Manchester United’s Europa League soccer recreation in opposition to Actual Sociedad did go forward, however a minute’s silence was noticed earlier than kick-off and the gamers wore black armbands.

This text has been printed robotically. Sources: ats / afp

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