English sport also pauses for the death of Elizabeth II – Liberation


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Several sporting events scheduled for Friday and this weekend have been canceled as a sign of respect following the death of the queen, to which several figures from the sports world paid tribute.

And suddenly British sport froze. The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday disrupts the agenda of British competitions. Horse racing officials in the archipelago have already suspended competitions as soon as the death of the British monarch, who has shown an intense passion for this sport throughout her life, was made official. Only the St Leger meeting scheduled for Saturday in Doncaster has been postponed to Sunday.

Ditto for 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. The Saracens match against Northampton Saints scheduled for later this Thursday as part of the Rugby League Cup of England has been postponed.

Cancellations and Postponements

Prior to this, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Friday’s match between England and South Africa would not take place, despite the great passion for the sport in Britain. In golf, the Wentworth PGA Championship, the flagship event of the European DP World Tour organized near London, was suspended on Thursday evening when the news of the death of the 96-year-old queen was announced. It was then confirmed that there would be no second round on Friday. If he were to resume…

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