THE world has been stunned by the devastating news that Her Majesty the Queen has sadly passed away at the age of 96.
And organisers across the sporting industry have made the difficult decision to cancel events for this weekend to pay some respect.
Arsenal and FC Zurich paid their respects to the Queen in their Europa League fixture
Here is SunSport’s information on England’s highly anticipated second day of the Test match against South Africa.
Will England vs South Africa’s test cricket get cancelled?
Day 2 of the Test cricket encounter between England and South Africa which was initially delayed due to rain, has now been postponed.
And as of Friday, September 9, there has not been official rescheduled date of when it can go ahead.
A statement from Surrey Cricket Club read: “As a mark of respect to Her Majesty, there will be no play in the Test Match between England and South Africa Men on Friday 9 September.
“A further announcement about the continuation of the Test match will be made in due course.”
The land that the Oval cricket ground sits on is also part of the Duchy of Cornwall estate, land which is inherited by the eldest son of a reigning British monarch.
This title passed from King Charles to Prince William upon the death of Queen Elizabeth.
Has sporting events been cancelled before after a Royal death?
The Grand National and the Premier League were allowed to continue after the death of Prince Philip in 2021.
However, it should be noted that all sporting events were postponed in the UK for approximately a week when Princess Diana died in 1997.
The tragic death of Princess Diana rocked the whole of Britain which led sport organisers to believe that pausing events was most appropriate.