Sport by sport: Which events have been canceled after Queen’s death?

All Premier League and English Football League fixtures this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect, while fixtures scheduled for the opening weekend of the Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship and the women’s FA Cup have also been cancelled, along with all grassroots football. Further updates on Premier League and EFL fixtures during the mourning period will be provided in due course.

The Scottish Football Association announced the postponement of all professional matches over the weekend, while all football in Northern Ireland and Wales is also off.


Cricket will resume on Saturday, including the men’s third Test between England and South Africa, currently scheduled as day three of five, and the first women’s T20 between England and India.

The scene at the Oval in London on Friday.
The scene at the Oval in London on Friday. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Both games in the first round of Friday night’s Premiership fixtures have been called off. Sale’s home clash with Northampton has been moved to Sunday, with the western derby between Bristol and Bath at Ashton Gate now on Saturday.

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that four matches scheduled for the weekend will go ahead as planned. Leicester’s trip to Exeter, London Irish v Worcester and Newcastle v Harlequins also take place on Saturday, while Gloucester host Wasps on Sunday. The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all competitive domestic matches this weekend and the women’s test between Scotland and Spain on Sunday is also off.

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Friday’s Championship game between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams was postponed by the RFL, but the first Super League elimination playoff between Catalans Dragons and Leeds will go ahead as it is being held in Perpignan, France. Following discussions, the RFL confirmed that matches at all levels will go ahead over the weekend.


The women’s world middleweight title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields in London has been rescheduled for October 15.


Play was suspended for Thursday’s BMW PGA Championship and there was no play on Friday, but the tournament will resume as a 54-hole event over two days starting Saturday.

The scene at Wentworth on Thursday.
The scene at Wentworth on Thursday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Horse racing

The final day of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster has been moved to Sunday after the British Horseracing Authority announced the cancellation of all Saturday matches as “a mark of ongoing respect”. Sunday’s Musselburgh races were canceled due to the Queen’s body being in repose in Edinburgh.


Both the Great North Run and Parkrun events will continue this weekend as planned. Organizers canceled the Great North Run’s 5K sister event on Friday, but Sunday’s half marathon will go ahead.


Friday’s stage of the Tour of Britain was quickly canceled and by Thursday evening the rest of the race, due to finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was called off entirely. Gonzalo Serrano was declared the winner for his position in the general classification. The Vuelta a EspaƱa continues in Spain, where a minute’s silence was observed before stage 19 on Friday.

Formula One

Sport abroad continues as planned with the Italian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday, with a minute’s silence before practice on Friday and another planned before the race.


The US Open will continue in New York, with the men’s singles semifinals on Friday, the women’s singles final on Saturday and the men’s singles final on Sunday. The doubles and wheelchair events will also continue.

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