Sport LIVE cancelled: Cricket resumes but Marshall vs Shields out as Premier League postpones games after Queen’s death

The Premier League pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The Premier League and EFL have canceled their games this weekend as professional football in England is postponed out of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

As Britain enters a period of national mourning, other sports are also making a decision on whether to reschedule their events this weekend. Decisions on further postponements in the calendar are to be made after consideration of official mourning guidelines to be issued by the Cabinet Office, but it is understood it will be left to individual sporting event organizers to decide how to proceed – with postponements not being mandatory.

On Thursday night, following the announcement from Buckingham Palace, the BMW PGA Championship golf event at Wentworth was immediately suspended and Friday’s game canceled although it will resume on Saturday. Meanwhile, the ECB also canceled the second day of the England v South Africa test at the Oval, scheduled for Friday, before England captain Ben Stokes urged the rest of the game be played “in memory of the Queen”.

Saturday night’s boxing world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields at the O2 Arena has been postponed, while Friday night’s two Gallagher Premiership matches have been cancelled, although the remainder of the opening weekend will be played in the top flight of English rugby. Elsewhere, Friday and Saturday horse racing in the UK has been canceled and cycling’s Tour of Britain suspended, but the Italian F1 Grand Prix at Monza will continue with a minute’s silence in honor of the Queen.

Follow the latest updates on sports cancellations with our live blog below:


Scottish football at the weekend has been postponed following Queen’s death

The weekend’s Scottish football game card has been postponed as a mark of respect after the Queen’s death.

The Government’s advice was that the sport was under no obligation to stop, but Scottish football authorities made the announcement after the Northern Ireland and England leagues previously canceled all matches.

A joint statement read: “Following meetings this morning (Friday) the Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Premier League and Scottish Highland and Lowland Football Leagues have agreed that all professional football matches this weekend will be postponed as a sign of respect after the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”


Savannah Marshall vs. Claressa Shields postponed

Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields’ world title fight at the O2 on Saturday night has been moved to Friday afternoon.

On Friday afternoon, two-hour talks took place between the organizers Boxxer, the umbrella organization, the British Boxing Board of Control and the broadcaster Sky.

The O2 is vacant on October 15th and that is the most likely date for the rescheduled bouts.


An ECB statement

Cricket will continue to be played from Saturday, says the ECB, which released this statement:

“Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honor her remarkable life and service.

“Following the cancellation of Friday’s cricket matches as a mark of respect in announcing her death, the England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that play will resume from Saturday, including international, domestic and leisure matches. The decision was made in consultation with DCMS and in line with official national bereavement guidelines.

“This means the men’s friendly match between England and South Africa will start at The Oval and the women’s IT20 game between England and India will also be played at the Riverside in Durham. The scheduled match between England and Sri Lanka Men’s U19 along with recreational cricket matches will also go ahead as scheduled.

“A minute’s silence is observed before each game, followed by the national anthem. All players and coaches wear black armbands. Token inventory will be replaced with messages honoring the Queen.”


Cricket resumes on Saturday

In the last few minutes, the ECB has announced that cricket will resume at all levels of the sport on Saturday, including the England-South Africa test match at The Oval.


Premier League and EFL postpone games after Queen’s death

The Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League have postponed their games for this weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Football bodies held an emergency meeting with the government on Friday morning to decide whether to postpone the weekend’s games and have opted to cancel all games as a show of respect to the monarch after her 70-year reign as Britain is in a period of national mourning ensues.

A Premier League statement confirmed: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“To honor her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League round of play is postponed, including Monday night’s game.”


The playoff between Huddersfield and Salford takes place on Saturday

The Rugby League Super League statement read:

“Following the release of the National Mourning Guidance and consultations with the Government, other sport and rugby league stakeholders including clubs and broadcasters, the Super League can confirm that the Betfred Super League Eliminator between the Huddersfield Giants and the Salford Red Devils as scheduled to be played on Saturday September 10 (kick-off 1 p.m.).

“Due due respect will be paid to Her Majesty before both Eliminator games, with a period of silence and, if possible, the playing of the national anthem – while players and on-game officials are asked to wear black armbands.”


Fantasy Premier League rules: What happens to the FPL after GW7 games are canceled?

The Premier League has canceled this weekend’s games following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with games now set to be played later in the season, and the FPL HQ have moved to clarify how that decision will affect their £10m Fantasy manager will affect.

The deadline for Gameweek 7 is Saturday at 11am BST as originally planned and every fantasy team scores 0 points – unless the managers scored on transfers this week, in which case unfortunately they’re still paying the price for those turns and gets -4 per hit.


Football is also expected to be postponed next weekend

More murmurs that the Premier League is ready to postpone next weekend’s games as well.

During talks this morning it was suggested that there should be no games right before the state funeral, which is expected to take place on Monday 19 September.


Golf awaits the decision of the PGA Championship

Players started for the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth on Thursday, but play was halted once the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced.

There will be no game on Friday and the organizers have yet to decide whether the tournament will continue on Saturday.

The European Tour’s statement yesterday read: “She has truly been an inspiration to people around the world. Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club has been suspended for the remainder of Thursday and the flags at Wentworth Club will be lowered to half-staff.”


TalkSport ‘investigating’ Trevor Sinclair after ‘inappropriate’ tweet following Queen’s death

Former England international Trevor Sinclair is facing an investigation from his employer after he posted on Twitter following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen died on Thursday afternoon and many took to social media to express their thoughts in the aftermath.

Sinclair, who now works for TalkSport, has played for QPR, West Ham United and Manchester City, among others, during his nearly two-decade career, during which he also won 12 senior caps for the national team.

However, his own tweet caused outrage from listeners at the radio station he works with after he suggested that “black and brown” people should not “mourn” the death of Elizabeth II as racism “thrives” under her reign. could . Sport LIVE cancelled: Cricket resumes but Marshall vs Shields out as Premier League postpones games after Queen’s death

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