Premier League fixtures moved and F1 schedule changed due to Prince Philip funeral

A number of sporting events scheduled for Saturday afternoon have now been moved

Sports Staff
Tuesday 13 April 2021 15:58
comments
Players observe a moment of silence in memory of the late Duke of Edinburgh
Players observe a moment of silence in memory of the late Duke of Edinburgh

Qualifying for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been moved to avoid overlapping with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday.

Formula One and the FIA have announced that the session has been brought forward by an hour and will now take place from 1pm-2pmBST.

As a result, final practice will move to 10am-11am in order to comply with the regulations which state qualifying must be two hours after FP3.

A minute’s silence will also be held before qualifying at Imola.

The EFL has confirmed that all fixtures scheduled for 3pm on Saturday have been moved to avoid overlapping with the funeral with Wolves vs Sheffield United in the Premier League already rescheduled.

Matches taking place in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this week and at the weekend will also observe a minute’s silence before kick-off.

Players, coaching staff and match officials will also be wearing armbands as a mark of respect.

Blackburn’s game against Derby and Reading’s fixture with Cardiff will kick off at 6pm on Friday, while Norwich will face Bournemouth at Carrow Road at 8pm on Saturday.

Rotherham v Birmingham will kick off at noon on Sunday, with Coventry facing Barnsley at 1500. The remaining Championship fixtures will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday.

Nine League One fixtures will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday, with two starting at 5.30pm. Ten of the 12 matches in League Two will kick off at 12.30pm on Saturday, with Colchester taking on Walsall at 5.30pm.

PA

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments