ENG vs SA: Third Test between England and South Africa to resume on Saturday
ENG vs SA: England’s third and deciding Test against Dean Elgar-led South Africa at The Oval will resume on Saturday after the second day was suspended on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
“Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.
Saturday will be the third day of England-South Africa five-day Test match.
“We have been in discussions with Cricket South Africa but they have to fly home on Tuesday. To spend a precious few days at home before heading to India and Australia. Tomorrow (Saturday) is therefore confirmed as Day 3 of a 5-day Test Match,” it added.
In a statement the ECB said that domestic and recreational cricket matches would also go ahead as planned at the weekend in line with Official National Mourning guidance.
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England women’s Twenty20 against India will also go ahead.
The ECB said a minute’s silence would observed at The Oval followed by the national anthem.
“All players and coaches will wear black armbands. Branded inventory will replaced with messaging paying cricket’s respects to The Queen,” the ECB said.
The opening day of the decider washed out by rain on Thursday. The series tied at 1-1