The sport will hold Queen’s Day of Remembrance on Friday, when the third Test between England and South Africa, the PGA Championship at Wentworth, and other major events will be suspended for at least a day in honor.
Some sports, including the Premier League, are understood to hold emergency talks on Friday to discuss whether sports should resume over the weekend.
Several sports held a meeting on Thursday to discuss plans, with one observer saying part of the talks focused on whether to take a day or two to mark the Queen’s death. Another person in attendance said he believed sports would resume on Saturday, but indicated he would pay attention to people’s moods over the next 24 hours.
The ECB is believed to be considering various options for the third England-South Africa test at the Oval, from asking the ICC to extend the match by a day to canceling it altogether. However, it is understood at this stage that, with proper respect, testing will likely continue this weekend.
On Thursday, play in the ongoing PGA Championship was suspended with immediate effect the day after the news broke, as did the race at Southwell.
In Arsenal’s Europa League match at FC Zurich, players from both sides appeared in the second half and gathered around the center circle for a minute’s silence. Manchester United’s Europa League match against Real Sociedad is proceeding as planned after the club said in a statement:
“A minute’s silence will be held before kick-off, allowing teams, match officials and everyone present to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen. Both teams will wear black armbands and flags at Old Trafford. flags are flown at half-staff as our greatest token of respect.”
Formula 1 will mark a minute’s silence for all teams before the first practice session at the Italian Grand Prix on Friday. “Formula 1 mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For more than 70 years, she has dedicated her life to public service with dignity and dedication, and has made the world a better place,” said Stefano Domenicali, CEO of F1, in a statement. It has influenced many people inside.
“F1 extends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations.”