Queen’s death: EFL to resume on Tuesday, EPL fixtures not confirmed

The Royal Family has announced that the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey at 11am.

The UK Government has advised sporting bodies that “as a mark of respect, organisations might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral”.

However, it is not mandatory for sporting events scheduled for the weekend before the funeral (September 17-18) to be called off.

The Premier League has declined to comment on whether all fixtures on the weekend preceding the funeral will go ahead as planned.

But Sky Sports reports EFL fixtures are set to recommence from Tuesday, September 13.

Resourcing issues, particularly in respect of policing, are associated with some fixtures that will need to be discussed and resolved on a fixture-by-fixture basis over the period ahead.

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