Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service.
As a result, England’s Vitality IT20 fixture against India at The Incora County Ground on Tuesday (6pm start) will go ahead as scheduled. Before each match, a minute’s silence will be observed followed by the national anthem, while all players and coaches will wear black armbands.
Following the cancellation of Friday’s cricket fixtures as a mark of respect on announcement of her death, the England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that play will resume from Saturday including international, domestic, and recreational fixtures. The decision has been taken after consultation with DCMS and in line with Official National Mourning guidance.
This means the Men’s Test match between England and South Africa will begin at The Oval and the Women’s IT20 match between England and India will also go ahead at the Riverside in Durham. The scheduled match between England and Sri Lanka Men’s U19 along with recreational cricket fixtures will also take place as planned. Branded inventory will be replaced with messaging paying cricket’s respects to The Queen.
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