Premier League and EFL games will be postponed this coming Saturday night to Friday night from 3 p.m. so they don’t clash with Prince Philip’s funeral
- HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 99
- His funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday and the games will be postponed
- The EFL announced that the games would be played on Saturday at 3 p.m. on Friday evening
Football League clubs are pushing for the games to be played next Saturday at 3 p.m. on Friday evening so as not to conflict with Prince Philip’s funeral.
The EFL announced that the games will be postponed at 3pm on April 13th as a token of respect for the Duke of Edinburgh, whose funeral is slated for Saturday.
Sportsmail believes talks about playing the games took place on Friday night, with the date being seen as the preferred option for a large number of clubs.
All EFL games at 3 p.m. next Saturday will be postponed to avoid conflicts with Prince Philip’s funeral
Following the death of Prince Philip, who passed away last Friday at the age of 99, the EFL issued a statement entitled: “As a token of respect, the EFL games will be held on Saturday 17th April at 3pm to take place, postponed to avoid conflict with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ‘
The royal ceremony will take place on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel (above)
Premiership Rugby also announced that all scheduled matches will be rearranged
The royal ceremony will take place on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel. Only 30 people are in attendance to comply with coronavirus restrictions.
As a result, the 32 games in the championship, first and second division will be postponed at 3 p.m.
Other sports are also expected to follow suit. Premiership Rugby also announces that all matches scheduled for Saturday between 3pm and 4pm will be rearranged.