Which sporting events will be affected after the death of the Queen?

Sporting bodies continue to review their fixture plans following the announcement that the Queen’s funeral will be held on September 19.

Here, the PA news agency covers matches and events affected by Her Majesty’s death.


Premier League football resumes next weekend, with seven top-flight games set to take place.

The matches between Chelsea and Liverpool and Manchester United and Leeds have been postponed due to logistical concerns surrounding the Queen’s funeral. Brighton’s match against Crystal Palace, which has already been postponed due to a planned rail strike, will not take place.

Two Sunday games between Brentford and Arsenal and Everton and West Ham have had their kick-off times moved to 12pm and 2.15pm respectively.

Arsenal’s Europa League game against PSV on Thursday has been postponed as it would strain police resources, but Wednesday’s Chelsea game against Red Bull Salzburg will continue, as will EFL midweek programmes.

Rangers’ Champions League clash with Napoli has been postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday, also due to police problems.

Away fans will not be allowed into either game as UEFA urged fans “not to travel and to respect this exceptional situation”.


Cricket resumed at the Oval on Saturday in the final Test between England and South Africa after play was abandoned on Friday, while the women’s T20 between England and India also took place on Saturday.

The PA news agency understands cricket will take place next week and next weekend.

rugby union

The PA news agency understands all six Gallagher Premiership games will take place next weekend. Senior rugby in Wales resumes after being canceled last weekend. Scottish Rugby Union postponed all competitive domestic matches last weekend but are also set to resume next weekend.

rugby league

The upcoming Betfred Super League play-off semifinals will go ahead as scheduled. Wigan take on Leeds on Friday 16 September at the DW Stadium and St Helens take on Salford on Saturday 17 September at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

A Super League statement added: “As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Betfred Super League Awards, which were due to be held at Headingley Stadium on the evening of September 19, will now be held at the same venue on Tuesday 20 September .”

The RFL postponed last Friday’s Betfred Championship game between the Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams while an elimination play-off game scheduled for the day of the Queen’s funeral is rescheduled.


The PA news agency understands the Italian Open – scheduled for September 15-18 – will go ahead.

Play at the BMW PGA Championship resumed on Saturday morning as a 54-hole event after being suspended on Thursday and canceled on Friday.

formula One

There are no Formula 1 races on the calendar for next weekend as the now-cancelled Russian GP was originally scheduled for September 25.

There was a minute’s silence before the race at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.

horse race

British horse racing is canceled on the day of the Queen’s funeral, now a public holiday, with meetings at Hamilton Park, Leicester, Warwick and Wolverhampton previously scheduled for the day.

A statement from the British Horseracing Authority said: “The races will take place as planned for the remainder of the interim period.”

The final day of the Cazoo St Leger festival in Doncaster on Saturday has been moved to Sunday.

The race at Southwell and Chelmsford on Thursday evening was abandoned. The BHA also announced that meetings scheduled for Friday – including the third day of the St Leger meeting in Doncaster – have been cancelled.


Both the Great North Run and Parkrun continued as planned this weekend. Organizers canceled Friday’s 5K sister race to the Great North Run, but Sunday’s half marathon went ahead.

To go biking

British Cycling promised to provide “further information on the impact on events and activities scheduled to take place on (the day of the funeral) once those details are released”.

All riders representing the British cycling team during the national period of mourning will wear black armbands – something British Cycling has recommended organizers of events this week under Royal Household guidance, alongside gestures such as observing a period of silence or playing the National anthem before events.

Friday’s stage of the Tour of Britain was canceled and later on Thursday night the remainder of the Tour, which was due to end on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled entirely.


Saturday night’s women’s middleweight world title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields has been postponed after the British Boxing Board of Control canceled all of the weekend’s fights as a mark of respect.

BOXXER CEO Ben Shalom confirmed the fight is being worked on on a tentative date for Saturday, October 15.


The Davis Cup Finals tennis tournament next week in Glasgow will take place, the Lawn Tennis Association has confirmed.

The group stage featuring Great Britain, United States, Netherlands and Kazakhstan will take place at the Emirates Arena from September 13th to 18th.

At the start of the day there will be a minute’s silence, the national anthem will be played and the British team will wear black armbands or ribbons.

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