Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The English Premier League is suspended

Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The English Premier League is suspended

LONDON: The English Premier League and Football League have postponed this weekend’s round of matches following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

In a statement, the Premier League said it was in appreciation of his extraordinary contribution to the country.

“As a mark of respect for his extraordinary life and contribution to the country, this weekend’s round of Premier League matches will be postponed,” the statement said.

“We want to pay tribute to his undivided service to the country.

“As the longest-serving monarch, he has been an inspiration and left an incredible legacy.

“This is a very sad time not only for the country but also for the millions of others around the world who admired him, and we share our sorrow with all who mourn his passing,” Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said.

Details of the rearranged match schedule will be announced in due course.
Non-league and grassroots matches have also been cancelled.

Earlier today the media reported, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest ruler in the history of the modern world, breathed her last at noon on Thursday (local time).

His Majesty died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Palace, Scotland, Buckingham Palace reports.

At the same time as the announcement, the flag in the United Kingdom (UK) was flown at half-mast, while all television and radio broadcast schedules were updated, in honor of his death.

source – Agency

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