English Football League to recommence on Tuesday following the death of Queen Elizabeth
This year’s English Football League was the 124th edition of the event and the 9th season under this new name. The league was previously known as “The Football League” The event is currently being sponsored by the Sky betting and gaming company. The local teams of England and Wales participate in this tournament.
This edition of the tournament started on 30th July 2022 and will be played until 29th May 2023. The teams that participated in this tournament are:
- Sheffield United
- Norwich City
- Queens Park Rangers
- Blackburn Rovers
- Rotherham United
- Bristol City
- Luton Town
- Wigan Athletic
- Stoke City
- Preston North End
- Swansea City
- Birmingham City
- Cardiff City
- Hull City
- West Bromwich Albion
- Huddersfield Town
- Coventry City
(the teams are arranged according to their current ranks)
Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town, and Coventry City are disqualified from the tournament. All other active teams have played almost ten matches, but Sheffield United and Norwich City are leading the table with 23 and 20 points respectively.
However, after the death of England’s queen Elizebeth II on 8th September 2022, the matches of the English Football League have been postponed. All other sports events and transmission have also stopped in England and Wales. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on 19 September 2022. All the royal family members and other prominent English nationals will attend the funeral to pay honor to the Queen.
Moreover, according to some sources, the matches will resume next Monday or Tuesday. But the management will need to adjust the schedule according to the current situation. The audience will watch live matches on the Sky sports tv channel and mobile app. However, the news is not confirmed yet, and no one knows when and how English Football League will resume.
All players and the crowd will have a minute of silence before the beginning of the match and wear a black band on their arms to display their grief for the death of the Queen of England and Wales. The management will reschedule some of the matches to resolve any kind of conflict coming in near future.
The police will also be able to cover the tournament from the next week when the burial of the Queen will be done. The police chief assured the management that maintaining the security and safety of the event is their responsibility, and they will fulfill it wholeheartedly.
The NPCC added: “Following the decisions of the Premier League and English Football League to cancel this weekend’s matches, we will work with football clubs to try and ensure that, where possible, football fixtures can take place safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and deliver day to day policing. This is a unique situation, and we are working closely with everyone involved.”
The police are also confident that they will return to their regular duties from the next week and will pay full attention to the crime and security issues in the country. The football management also stated that there is no way they can postpone the matches further because it will completely ruin the already planned schedule, and they would need to create it from scratch.
Any English soccer league, Ranger’s Champions League, which was originally going to be played on 13th September, is postponed to 14th September. The fixture for Sky bet English Football League on Tuesday, 13th September will be:
- Blackburn Rovers vs Watford
- Huddersfield vs Wigan
- Hull vs Stoke
- Middlesbrough vs Cardiff
- Swansea vs Sheffield United
- Preston vs Burnley