In light of the Queen’s passing on Thursday, no MD7 games will be played this weekend.
All games that were supposed to be played this weekend have been postponed, according to a statement issued by the Premier League.
Following Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on Thursday, the announcement was anticipated.
The government decided to defer making the final decision on whether to proceed with or postpone games over the weekend until sports organizations have had a chance to weigh the options.
Premier League clubs and representatives discussed this decision earlier this morning.
The Premier League made the decision to cancel all of the games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday as well as the match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest on Monday night out of respect.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters defended the choice, saying that “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.“
“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 Premier League has not established a date in advance for the disclosure of that information, but updates on the rescheduling of the matches will come in the following hours or days.
The matches for MD7 will need to be rescheduled for a later date in the schedule, perhaps after Christmas and into the year 2023, as all European competitions have games scheduled for next midweek.
As a result, there is no possibility of a simple delay of the weekend’s games.