Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II sporting activities have been postponed to honour her.

Changes were announced in football, golf, tennis, horse racing among others.


The EFL has announced that Friday’s fixtures – Burnley vs Norwich and Tranmere vs Stockport – have been postponed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.

It said a decision on the weekend’s games would be made public on Friday morning, following discussion with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

The ECB announced that Friday’s play between England and South Africa in the Test match at The Oval, along with all scheduled matches in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy, will not take place. “For fixtures beyond Friday, updates will be provided in due course.

Horse racing

The British Horseracing Authority has suspended all racing scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

It described Queen Elizabeth II as “one of the greatest and most influential supporters in the history of horseracing”.


The European Tour Group suspended play at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club for the remainder of Thursday and announced there will be no play at the tournament on Friday.

The group said updates on when play will resume would be announced later.

Rugby Union

Thursday night’s Premiership Rugby Cup match between Northampton Saints and Saracens was postponed following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Rugby League

The Queen was Rugby League’s patron until 2016 and in their tribute to her, the Rugby Football League said their clubs and players at all levels will display their respect to Her Majesty wherever Rugby League is played in the coming days”.

“The whole of the Rugby League family shares in the sadness being felt across the United Kingdom at this immensely sad time”, Super League chairman Ken Davy said.


The US Open tennis tournament paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a moment of silence and a photo montage ahead of the first women’s semi-final on Thursday evening.


The Italian Grand Prix is set to go ahead this weekend. Formula 1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali has said.

Formula 1 however condoled with the ”Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.”


Stage six of the Tour of Britain, from Tewkesbury to Gloucester will not take place on Friday.