The death of Queen Elizabeth II, this Thursday, turned hearts upside down across the Channel, but also the sports agenda: several events will not take place this weekend, as a sign of respect for the British monarch.
British horse racing officials have suspended competitions after the death of the British monarch, who displayed an intense passion for the sport throughout her life.
Hippism, cricket, rugby…
As well as the Scottish Rugby Federation, which has decided to suspend all domestic competitions scheduled for this weekend, including the preparation match for the Women’s World Cup against Spain scheduled for Sunday.
Prior to this, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Friday’s match between England and South Africa would not take place.
The PGA Championship at Wentworth, near London, was suspended on Thursday night when news of the 96-year-old Queen’s death was announced and it was later confirmed there would be no match on Friday.
In cycling, the Tour of Britain has already canceled the 6th stage which was to be run this Friday. The last two stages scheduled for Saturday and Sunday are also on hold.
Premier League matches postponed?
On the other hand, Manchester United’s Europa League football match against Real Sociedad, which started just minutes after the announcement of the death of Elizabeth II, did take place, but a minute’s silence was observed before the start. kickoff and the players wore black armbands.
The English Premier League said it was “deeply saddened” by the Queen’s passing, with the federation adding it would make a decision as soon as possible on its next fixtures after discussions with the UK government and the sporting world.
This weekend’s matches could be postponed, even if the particularly tight schedule this season due to the World Cup in Qatar, organized exceptionally in Qatar, leaves few dates available.
Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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