Queen Elizabeth II’s demise: The Cancellations And Modifications To The Upcoming Sporting Events in England


Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II's death: The Cancellations And Modifications To The Upcoming Sporting Events In England

The cancellations and modifications that will be made to sporting events after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II are discussed below:


Burnley vs. Norwich and Tranmere vs. Stockport have both been postponed as a show of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, according to the EFL.

After consulting with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, a decision regarding the weekend’s games will be made on Friday morning.

The Cove Rangers vs. Dundee game on Friday has been postponed out of respect, according to the SPFL. On Friday, they will provide an update on the weekend’s games.

The Northern Ireland Football League confirmed that the games between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon on Friday night have been postponed. The league will provide an update on Saturday’s fixtures on Friday morning.

The decision to proceed with the Thursday night matches between West Ham United and Manchester United was made by UEFA. Before the games began, there was a moment of silence at Old Trafford and the London Stadium, with players and staff donning black armbands.

After their games, none of the English teams did, however, hold news conferences.


The weigh-in for Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall on Friday has been scheduled to go behind closed doors. After consulting with the appropriate government agencies, a statement will be released regarding the fight scheduled for Saturday at The O2 in London.


The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club has been called off for the rest of Thursday, and no play will take place on Friday, according to the European Tour Group.


The Test match between England and South Africa scheduled for Friday at The Oval as well as all slated games for the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy will not take place, according to the ECB.

Horse racing

Queen Elizabeth II was cited by the British Horseracing Authority as “one of the greatest and most important patrons in the history of horseracing.”

For the remainder of Thursday and all of Friday, racing is canceled. On Friday, more information about the return of racing and how the sport will honor her life will be released.

Rugby Union

Following the announcement of Her Majesty The Queen’s passing, the Premiership Rugby Cup match between Northampton Saints and Saracens was canceled on Thursday night.

Queen Elizabeth II's death: The Cancellations And Modifications To The Upcoming Sporting Events In England

This weekend, the Scottish Rugby Union declared that all competitive domestic matches falling under its purview will be suspended.

Rugby League

The first Super League Elimination Play-Off on Friday in Perpignan will go on as scheduled, with a moment of silence before kickoff and the players of Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos donning black armbands, despite the league’s announcement that it will “pay its respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II throughout the period of national mourning.”

On Friday morning, a decision will be made on the second Elimination Play-Off on Saturday between the Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils.

The Rugby Football League paid tribute to the Queen, who served as the sport’s patron from 2011 to 2016, by stating that “our clubs and players at all levels will demonstrate their appreciation to Her Majesty wherever Rugby League is played in the coming days.”

The Friday Championship match between the Dewsbury Rams and the Sheffield Eagles has been postponed.


Before the first women’s semi-final on Thursday night, the US Open tennis event will observe a moment of mourning and show a pictorial homage to Queen Elizabeth II.


This coming weekend will see the Italian Grand Prix. “Formula 1 expresses its sincere sympathies to the Royal Family and to the citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” said Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula 1.


The remaining stages of this week’s Tour of Britain have been canceled, including the sixth stage on Friday in Gloucestershire, the seventh stage on Saturday in Dorset, and the ninth stage on Sunday on the Isle of Wight.


The UK Athletics 5K Road Championships and the Great North 5K, both slated for Friday, have been canceled.

Queen Elizabeth II

From 6 February 1952 until her passing on 8 September 2022, Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born on 21 April 1926) served as the monarch of the United Kingdom.

Throughout her reign, she served as the monarch of 15 separate sovereign states, and she was the queen regnant of 32 different sovereign states.

Her 70 years and 214 days of rule is the longest of any British queen and the second-longest of any sovereign monarch in history.

Elizabeth was the first child born to the Duke and Duchess of York and was born in Mayfair, London (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).

Queen Elizabeth II's death: The Cancellations And Modifications To The Upcoming Sporting Events In England

Elizabeth was the presumed heir when her father assumed the throne in 1936 following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII.

She received a private home education before starting to serve in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Second World War.

She wed former Greek and Danish royal Philip Mountbatten in November 1947; their union lasted 73 years, until he passed away in April 2021.

Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex are their four offspring.


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