Full list of British sport cancelled after Queen Elizabeth II’s death

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The British sporting calendar has already seen several postponements following the news of The Queen’s death on Thursday and more are likely to follow in the coming days. Express Sport provides a full list of all sports that have so far been cancelled.


Meetings are taking place between the EFL, Premier League and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today on what the plans should be for games moving forward. Europa League and Europa Conference League matches on Thursday night saw a minute’s silence held along with teams wearing black armbands in tribute to The Queen.

But some games have already been postponed in the EFL along with Scotland and Northern Ireland. A full list of games cancelled can be found below:

Football games postponed

Burnley vs Norwich

Tranmere vs Stockport

Cove Rangers vs Dundee

Cliftonville vs Glentoran


Thursday night’s Premiership Rugby Cup match between Saracens and Northampton Saints was postponed following the news of The Queen’s death. All Rugby Union matches in Scotland have also been suspended for this weekend.


The DP World Tour suspended play at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday and later announced there would be no play on Friday either. A decision is set to be made on when play will resume and whether Saturday will also see no action on the course.


Play was suspended at the Oval for England and South Africa’s third test on Thursday due to rain. And the ECB confirmed later in the day that Friday’s play would also be postponed in a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.

A statement read: “For fixtures beyond Friday, updates will be provided in due course.”


Friday’s sixth stage in the ‘Tour of Britain’ was originally cancelled before all remaining stages for the weekend were also called off. Spain’s Gonzalo Serrano has now been given the race victory after keeping his lead through the fifth stage on Thursday.

Britain’s Tom Pidcock wins the points competition having been second in the general classification.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing was The Queen’s passion and regularly attended events as well as being an owner and breeder. It was confirmed on Thursday by The British Horseracing Authority that all events up and down the nation would be suspended for two days.


Tributes will be made for Queen Elizabeth II throughout the remainder of the tournament but matches will go ahead as planned. A photo montage of The Queen was played on the big screens ahead of the first women’s semi-final on Thursday evening.


The Italian Grand Prix appears set to go ahead as planned despite there being numerous UK-based F1 teams up and down the grid. Drivers and team principals joined F1 president Stefano Domenicali in paying tribute to The Queen on Thursday evening.


Friday’s weigh-in for Savannah Marshall’s blockbuster fight with Claressa Shields will take place behind closed doors. A final decision is yet to be made on whether the scheduled fight for Saturday at The O2 will go ahead as planned.

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