The third Test between England and South Africa, which had its first day washed out owing to rain after the toss, will resume on Saturday, September 10, after all cricket in England was suspended on Friday due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. On Saturday in Bristol, a 20-over match between the women of England and India is also scheduled to take place.
Cricket to Resume and Pay Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II pic.twitter.com/UuHn6BIemT
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 9, 2022
The third and final Test will took place on Saturday, thereby making it a three-day event. Before rain spoiled the first day of play, England had won the toss and chosen to field.
A beautiful few moments as cricket pays its respects to Her Majesty The Queen. pic.twitter.com/3QnZiFEOKq
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2022
“We have been in discussions with Cricket South Africa but they have to fly home on Tuesday to spend a few days at home before heading to India and Australia. Tomorrow (Saturday) is therefore confirmed as Day three of a five-day Test Match,” confirmed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The England and Wales Cricket Board is deeply saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The thoughts of everyone involved in the game are with the whole Royal Family.
— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) September 8, 2022