Sport paused across the UK following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Live sport across the UK has been postponed this weekend in light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

On Friday morning, the English Premier League issued a statement that “to honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.”

Richard Masters, Premier League CEO, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country. As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.  

“This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation, but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”

The FA has also confirmed that the opening round of matches in the Women’s Super League – including champions Chelsea playing against West Ham at the club’s main stadium Stamford Bridge – have been postponed, along with the English Football League, Women’s FA Cup and FA Trophy.

Away from football, England’s third Test against South Africa at the Oval has been postponed while the DP World Tour’s BMW PGA Championship tournament at Wentworth has also been called off. The Tour of Britain cycling event has also cancelled its final three stages.

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