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The Premier League on Friday, September 9 announced that the weekend league matches, including Monday night matches, will be postponed as the UK mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The English Football League fixtures for the weekend have also been postponed.

The Queen, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday, September 8.

The British government officially declared the start of a period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth on Friday, publishing 'national mourning guidance'. The



mourning will continue until the end of the state funeral.

The government said there was no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during this time, adding that it was at the discretion of individual organisations.

However, a host of sporting bodies have announced the postponement of the matches over the next few days. The England Cricket Board said on Thursday that Day 2 of the 3rd Test at the Oval would also be suspended. The opening day on Thursday was washed out due to rain.
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