What sporting events have been affected since the Queen’s death?

The sport’s governing bodies continue to review their fixture calendars following the announcement that the Queen’s funeral will take place on September 19.

Here, the PA news agency reviews the games and events affected by His Majesty’s death.


Rangers’ Champions League clash with Napoli, originally scheduled for Tuesday 13 September, has been moved to Wednesday 14 September.

UEFA cited “severe police resource constraints and organizational problems related to the events surrounding the national mourning” as the reason for the postponement decision.

At the urging of UEFA, visiting fans will not be allowed at any of the matches[d] fans should not travel and respect this extraordinary situation.”

All Premier League and English Football League games have been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect.

All matches in the Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship and FA Cup have also been postponed this weekend.

The Scottish Football Association announced the postponement of all professional matches at the weekend, while all football in Northern Ireland and Wales was also suspended.

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Cricket resumed on Saturday, including a men’s Test between England and South Africa and a women’s T20 between England and India.

The match between England and South Africa at The Oval, along with all other scheduled matches in the Rachel Hayhoe Flint Trophy, did not take place on Friday.

Both Friday night’s opening round Gallagher Premiership games have been postponed and played on Saturday along with two other fixtures, while two games, Gloucester v Wasps and Sale v Northampton, are scheduled for Sunday. All of Wales’ senior rugby union was off the table this weekend.

The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all domestic competitive matches this weekend, while the women’s international summer test between Scotland and Spain on Sunday has also been called off.

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

The statement of the Super League says: “Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace that the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September, the Super League can confirm that the Betfred Play-off semi-final Super League, scheduled for September 16th and Saturday September 17th will continue as agreed.

“As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Betfred Super League Awards, which were due to take place at Headingley Stadium on the evening of Monday 19 September, will now take place at the same venue on Tuesday 20 September. “.

Friday’s Betfred Championship match between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams has been postponed by the RFL.


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

Formula 1:

Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled, with a minute’s silence scheduled before the race.

Horse racing

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

Races at Southwell and Chelmsford were called off on Thursday night. The BHA also announced that matches scheduled for Friday, including the third day of the St Leger at Doncaster, have been cancelled.


Both the Great North Run and Parkrun events went ahead this weekend as planned. Organizers canceled the Great North Run’s sister 5k event on Friday, but the half marathon took place on Sunday.


The Friday leg of the Tour of Britain was immediately canceled and later on Thursday night, the remainder of the tour, which was due to finish in the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled entirely.


The women’s world middleweight 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 out of respect.

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The Davis Cup finals will be held in Glasgow next week, the Lawn Tennis Association has confirmed.

From September 13 to 18, Emirates Arena will host a group stage match against Great Britain, USA, Netherlands and Kazakhstan.

As a mark of respect for the Queen, there will be a minute’s silence at the start of each match day for the national anthem and the British team will wear armbands or black armbands.

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