Tributes are scheduled at weekend sporting events as football stops to commemorate Queen

The sporting events taking place on Saturday will see tributes paid to Her Majesty The Queen after football matches were postponed as a mark of respect.

The death of Elizabeth II at the age of 96 was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening.

Players and coaches will wear black armbands for the crucial test between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval, where there will be a minute’s silence followed by the national anthem before the game.

Similar scenes are expected at Premiership rugby matches, Super League matches and the BMW PGA Championship golf tournament at Wentworth.

The official bereavement guidance released by the government on Friday morning says sporting organizations have no obligation to cancel or reschedule events.

However, UK football authorities opted to postpone all domestic matches scheduled for this weekend.

Matches in the Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League have been cancelled, along with all matches at all levels in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

In addition, the women’s middleweight world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields, scheduled for Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, has been canceled by the British Boxing Board of Control.

However, many other sporting occasions will take place, giving spectators and participants a chance to pay their respects at the venues.

Cricket at international, domestic and recreational levels will resume from Saturday, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

The third Test between England and South Africa will finally get underway after the opening day was washed out before day two was canceled following Buckingham Palace’s announcement.

The crucial Test between England and South Africa will finally begin on Saturday after wet weather and the death of the Queen (John Walton/PA)

(PA wire)

“A minute’s silence will be observed before each game, followed by the national anthem,” the ECB said in a statement.

“All players and coaches will wear black armbands. Token inventory will be replaced with messages honoring the Queen.”

Premiership rugby games scheduled for Friday have been postponed but will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday’s game between Bristol and Bath has been moved to Saturday at 17:30, while Sale v Northampton will now kick off at 15:00 on Sunday.

Rugby league matches at all levels will take place as scheduled this weekend, as will the Great North Run on Sunday.

Race founder Brendan Foster told the PA: “We aim to bring tens of thousands of people together but the mood will be very different.

“They will come together to pay tribute to our magnificent Queen, which is absolutely right.”

The first day of PGA Championship golf was abandoned on Thursday following news of the Queen’s death, but the tournament resumed at 6.40am on Saturday morning with an event reduced to 54 holes.

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