After the deeply saddening death of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a variety of postponements and changes have been made to the sporting schedule.
For those sports affected, please see details below:
To pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service, cricket at the Kia Oval will resume on Saturday 10th September. Not only can the Test Match between England and South Africa continue but England’s women will now play India at Durham in IT20 action as scheduled.
The entire weekend’s schedule of Premier League and English Football League matches is now postponed. The start of the new Womens Super League has also been postponed.
All games scheduled in Scotland and Northern Ireland have also been postponed.
All racing is suspended for Friday and Saturday, with scheduled fixtures and racing events returning on Sunday. An additional day of racing at Doncaster will also be scheduled for Sunday, to ensure that the St Leger and other important races lost as result of the postponements can take place.
However, the fixture scheduled for Scotland’s Musselburgh racecourse on Sunday will be cancelled as a mark of respect for the fact that the Queen’s body will be lying in rest in Edinburgh.
The DP World Tour has confirmed the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth will restart on Saturday morning after play was suspended on Thursday evening and all day Friday and the event will be contested over 54 holes, rather than 72.
The British Boxing Board of Control has made the decision to postpone all British boxing this weekend, including Saturday’s world title unification fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields.
The event is provisionally being rearranged for Saturday October 15 at London’s O2 Arena.
Premiership Rugby has confirmed that the two matches scheduled for Friday will be postponed. Bristol Bears vs Bath Rugby will instead take place at 5.30pm on Saturday and an update will be given on the Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints game as soon as possible.
The other matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will go ahead as scheduled, with Premiership clubs joining with supporters in recognising the Queen’s life and service.
The Welsh Rugby Union has suspended all senior rugby matches in Wales this weekend as a mark of respect.
The Scottish Rugby Union too announced the suspension of all competitive domestic matches under its jurisdiction for this weekend.
Saturday’s Super League Eliminator between Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils will be played as scheduled at 1pm.
Super League had already announced that Friday’s first Elimination Play-Off in Perpignan would go ahead as planned, with a minute’s silence before kick-off, and the players of Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos wearing black armbands.