England v South Africa: Third Test to resume on Saturday

After the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the last Test between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval will continue as planned on Saturday.

The third day of a five-day Test match will continue to be Saturday since a Tuesday extension is impossible.

Day two of the third Test on Friday was postponed in remembrance of the Queen, who passed away at 96 after day one was completely rained out.

The inaugural Twenty20 match between England’s women and India will also take place on Saturday.

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All forms of cricket, including domestic and recreational matches, will restart, according to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The ECB and Cricket South Africa discussed moving the Test to Tuesday.

But for the South African athletes to spend a few days at home before departing on tour to India and Australia, they must go home as planned on Tuesday.

Due to the time missed due to rain, the following days are scheduled to start at 11:00 BST and have 98 overs planned for each day. However, the follow-on has also been lowered to 150 runs due to day one’s washout.

Each game will begin with a moment of silence before the national anthem. To honor the Queen, all players and coaches will wear black armbands.

Day two ticket holders will immediately get a refund, while all tickets for days three through five remain valid.

Over the three days, fancy dress is not allowed in the open air.

For a “special on-field celebration of Her Majesty’s life” on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Surrey has asked supporters to be to their seats early.

King or queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for 70 years, passed away on Thursday.

This weekend’s professional Scottish football games and all English, Welsh, and Northern Irish games have been postponed.

National mourning guidelines issued by the government suggested that individual sports should decide whether or not to call off contests.

The ECB and the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport conferred before allowing cricket to restart (DCMS).