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Premier League, Other Sports Events Moved Due To Prince Philip’s Funeral

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The Scottish Grand National, as well as football and rugby matches in the UK, will be moved “as a mark of respect” to avoid clashing with Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.

On Sunday, Scotland’s premier jumps race will take place, while 32 English Football League games will be rescheduled from their original 1400GMT start time.

At 1400GMT, Prince Philip’s funeral will begin, and a national minute of silence will be observed at the same time.

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“As a mark of respect for the funeral ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, it has been agreed that no racing will take place in Great Britain between 2:45pm and 4:15pm on Saturday 17 April,” said the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in a statement.

“As a result, the Scottish Grand National fixture at Ayr and the Spring Trials fixture at Newbury will now be moved from Saturday 17 to the afternoon of Sunday 18 April.”

“The English Football League will now work with its clubs to determine when the matches will be played,” the league said.

There are discussions in the Premier League about moving Wolverhampton Wanderers’ home game against Sheffield United, which is scheduled to start at 1400GMT.

The nine County Championship matches on Saturday will be paused between 1350 and 1510 GMT in cricket.

All recreational cricket clubs in England and Wales have been asked to do the same by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Six Scottish Cup fourth-round matches are scheduled in Scotland around the time of the funeral, including a high-octane match between Rangers and holders Celtic at 1500GMT.

Six Scottish Cup fourth-round matches are scheduled in Scotland around the time of the funeral, including a high-octane match between Rangers and holders Celtic at 1500GMT.

The Scottish Football Association says it has “engaged in dialogue with the relevant stakeholders” about the matches.

At 1630GMT, the FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City will take place at Wembley Stadium.

All four of Premiership Rugby’s matches on Saturday have been rescheduled to avoid clashing with the funeral.

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