The organizers of the weekend sporting events will decide the times after Queen’s death

The organizers of the weekend sporting events will decide the times after Queen’s death

The organizers of the weekend sporting events will decide the times after Queen’s death

The organizers of weekend sporting events must decide whether to postpone their programs following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Decisions on whether to move forward will be made after taking into consideration the official bereavement guidelines, which will be issued by the Cabinet Office.

However, the PA news agency understands that the choice of how to proceed will be left to individual organizations and postponements will not be mandatory.

A meeting is scheduled for Friday morning with the representatives of the sports governing bodies and the Government.

However, a number of sporting events scheduled for Friday have already been postponed following the death of 96-year-old Elizabeth II, who was the nation’s longest-serving monarch after serving as head of state for more than 70 years.

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced that the game in the men’s third test between England and South Africa at the Oval would not take place, while the English Football League has postponed two games: Burnley v Norwich in the league and Tranmere v Stockport in League Two.

Stage six of the Tour of Britain was initially canceled before organizers later made the decision to cancel the last two remaining stages and use Thursday’s ranking as the final standings.

The Great North 5K on Friday will not take place, while the Scottish Rugby Union announced the suspension of all competitive domestic matches under its jurisdiction this weekend.

The Betfred rugby league match between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams on Friday has been postponed, but the Super League elimination playoffs played in Perpignan will continue with Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos players wearing black headbands.

The SPFL championship cinch match between Dundee and Cove Rangers on Friday has been postponed with an update on Saturday’s matches scheduled for the end of the day.

Play was suspended on the first day of the PGA golf championship in Wentworth when news of The Queen’s death was announced and the European Tour confirmed there would be no play on Friday.

“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 flags at the Wentworth Club will be lowered to half mast,” a Tour release read.

“In addition, the BMW PGA Championship will not be played on Friday and the golf course and training facilities will be closed.

“Further updates on the resumption of the game will be provided in due course.”

Manchester United’s Europa League home game with Real Sociedad took place on Thursday – as well as Arsenal’s in Zurich – after receiving indications from FA and UEFA, with a minute’s silence before kick-off, teams that they wore black headbands and half-mast flags.

West Ham and Hearts, both at home, also played their Europa Conference League games with similar marks of respect.

However, none of the English teams held press conferences after the matches.

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