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Richards Masters has told all 20 Premier League clubs that government guidance is unlikely to be ‘definitive’ and that officials will have to make their own decisions with regards to fixtures this weekend. Sport is expected to take a backseat for the next 10 days following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday afternoon…
Thursday’s Europa League fixtures – including Manchester United vs Real Sociedad – were given the green light to continue but this weekend’s round of upcoming Premier League and EFL matches have been plunged into doubt.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are set to hold a meeting on Friday morning at 9:30am to discuss the prospect of cancelling all sport during the United Kingdom’s period of mourning.
According to The Mail, Premier League Chief Executive has told all 20 top-flight clubs that government guidance is not necessarily decisive to any final call that will be made.
The Premier League, therefore, is expected to come to their own decision on fixtures following consultation with the government and DCMS.
A host of Premier League clubs are due to host press conferences with their managers and the media this morning and afternoon.
Aston Villa have already pushed back Steven Gerrard’s press conference until 1:45pm as they await some clarity from the Premier League.
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