Sport-by-sport: which events have been canceled after the death of the Queen? | Sport

All Premier League and English Football League games this weekend have been postponed out of respect, while games scheduled for the opening weekend of the Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship and Women’s FA Cup have also been cancelled, along with all grassroots football. Further updates on Premier League and EFL matches 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 cancelled.


Cricket resumes on Saturday, including the third men’s test between England and South Africa – currently scheduled as day three of five – and the 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. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Rugby Union

Both matches in the opening round of the Premiership matches on Friday evening have been cancelled. Sale’s home game with Northampton will be rescheduled, with the west country derby between Bristol and Bath at Ashton Gate now taking place on Saturday.

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

Rugby competition

The RFL postponed Friday’s championship game between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams, but the first Super League elimination play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds continues as it takes place in Perpignan, France. After discussions, the RFL confirmed that games at all levels will continue this weekend.


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


Play was suspended for a day during the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday and with no play on Friday, but the tournament will resume as a 54-hole event for two days from Saturday.

The scene in Wentworth on Thursday.
The scene in Wentworth on Thursday. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

horse racing

The last day of the St Leger meeting in Doncaster has been moved to Sunday after the British Horseracing Authority announced the cancellation of all Saturday’s matches as “a continuing sign of respect”. The Musselburgh races on Sunday have been canceled as the Queen’s body will be in Edinburgh.


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


Friday’s stage of the Tour of Britain was promptly canceled and later on Thursday evening the remainder of the race, which was to finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was canceled entirely. Gonzalo Serrano was declared the winner based on his position in the general classification. The Vuelta a España continues in Spain, where a minute of silence was held before stage 19 on Friday.

Formula One

The overseas sport continues as scheduled with the Italian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday, with a minute of silence before practice on Friday and a minute of silence before the race.


The US Open continues 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 double and wheelchair events will also continue.

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