What happens to the Sports Events after the death of the Queen?


Queen Elizabeth II, one of the longest serving monarch passes away at the age of 96. A period of mourning starts as of the Queen’s demise.

It also leaves an impact on the sports events. Indeed, it was a busy weekend with several events. Although, it’s up to the individual if whether they want to delay sports.

Both the Friday Test match between the England cricket team and South Africa at the Oval and the EFL football games scheduled for that day have been postponed.


The match on Thursday between Manchester United and Real Sociedad took place. Although there was a minute’s silence before the players kicked off the match.

In addition to wearing armbands, West Ham’s planned Europa Conference League match against FCSB also had a moment of silence before the game began.

There were about nine Premier League fixtures scheduled for over the weekend. According to the reports, Fullham and Chelsea’s match are expected to call off as well.

Burnley vs. Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers vs. Stockport County, two EFL games on Friday, have been postponed. While the rest of the weekend’s fixtures will be decided later.

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Cricket test match called off in respect for Queen

At the Oval, England’s final summer Test match against South Africa started on Thursday. The Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy’s scheduled games on Friday and all other days will not be performed either. 

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Rugby Union

There were three days planned for the Premiership season’s opening weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The match between Northampton and Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup, planned for Thursday night, has been postponed, according to Northampton.

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The PGA Championship began on Thursday at Wentworth although the play was stopped after the news of the death of the Queen.

Additionally, the DP World Tour stated that the course and practice facilities will remain closed on Friday, preventing play from starting again.

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Sports Event which will still take place after the death of Queen

The Italian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday will be as per schedule. Infact the US Open men’s and women’s singles final will continue as announced. Although the tournament will pay tribute to the Queen ahead of the play.

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    Sophie is a sports broadcaster and journalist for VPN Sports. She has been reporting news on football for over a year now.