At Balmoral, the Queen passed away quietly. Premier League teams decided to postpone the whole schedule this weekend as a gesture of gratitude to the Queen because they were concerned that they might lose further games due to policing and administrative concerns next weekend.
As is customary to honor the passing of a monarch, the Queen will have a full state burial, and the country has now formally entered a 12-day mourning period.
All political, athletic, and comedic events have been confirmed to be postponed in the wake of her passing.
This includes games in the English Premier League, English Football League, Scottish Premier League, and Irish and Welsh leagues. Semi-pro and amateur sports events are also anticipated to follow this model.
All games will be rescheduled, according to confirmation from the Premier League and EFL.
Even if the Premier League games this weekend were postponed due to state funeral plans, it is known that security may still come into play next weekend. A meeting will be convened next week to review the schedule with the appropriate parties. There is optimism that fixture congestion may be resolved in the second half of this season.
Updates on upcoming games during the mourning period “will be communicated in due course,” according to the Premier League, which decided to honor the Queen for her “extraordinary life and commitment to the nation.”