Sporting events postponed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II


Sporting events across the UK have been suspended following the Queen’s death.

England’s test match against South Africa and day two of the PGA Championship of golf are among the sporting events reportedly postponed out of respect.

A statement from the European Tour Group said: “Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, play has been suspended at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club for the remainder of Thursday and the Wentworth Club flags will be flown at half mast.”

Horse racing has also been suspended pending further announcements.

Not all of today’s Football League matches will take place, while the Scottish Professional Football League has announced that the Cove Rangers and Dundee match will be postponed.

All Premier League, EFL and WSL matches this weekend are postponed.

The Irish FA have also announced that this weekend’s fixtures in Northern Ireland will not take place.

However, the Super League play-off between the Catalans and Leeds will continue despite the Queen’s death.

His death was announced yesterday hours after the doctor expressed concerns about his health.

Ten days of national mourning began Friday after his death. She is succeeded by her son, who will henceforth be known as King Charles III.

Yesterday, some football matches still went ahead, like Manchester United’s game against Real Sociedad and West Ham’s Europa Conference League game against FCSB.

The Tour of Britain has also canceled its last three stages.

International sporting events take place widely, including the US Open which observed a minute’s silence in honor of the Queen.

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