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ENG vs SA Test: Match resumes after cancellation of Friday’s play due to Queen’s death


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.

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.

“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).

“CSA is in full support of the ECB’s decision to go ahead with the third Test match between England and South Africa following the UK’s day of mourning. After consultation with the Proteas’ team management and given the schedule ahead, it was clear that it would not be in the players’ interests to extend the Test and reduce the few days the players have with their families before another long tour,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA’s CEO.
“There’s no formal obligation for organisations or national governing bodies (NGBs) to postpone or cancel sporting fixtures or events, at either elite or grassroots level, between now and the State Funeral. Instead, it’s up to the discretion of individual organisations and sports to consider how they should proceed during the mourning period,” said the advisory.