South Africa vs England: Third Test begins on Saturday: Will England’s decisive Test against South Africa at The Oval resume as scheduled on Saturday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II? Saturday will be the third day of the five-day Test, with the match not extended to Tuesday.
After the first day was a complete washout, the second day of the third Test on Friday was called off as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death at the age of 96.
England Women’s first Twenty20 against India will also be played on Saturday.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that all cricket, including domestic and recreational matches, will resume.
The ECB held discussions with Cricket South Africa about extending the Test to Tuesday.
However, the South African players are scheduled to return home on Tuesday to spend a few days at home before embarking on a tour of India and Australia.
The rest of the day is still scheduled to start at 11:00 BST due to time lost due to rain, with 98 overs scheduled for each day. The follow-on has also been reduced to 150 runs due to a washout on the first day.
The series is level at 1-1, with both sides having won one Test by an innings each in three days.
A minute’s silence will be observed before every match, after which the National Anthem will be played. All players and coaches will wear black armbands to honor the Queen.
All tickets for days three to five remain valid, while ticket holders on the second day will be automatically refunded.
Fancy dress will not be allowed on the grounds for three days.
Surrey has advised fans to get to their seats before 10:30 on Saturday for a “special celebration of guest life at the stadium”.
Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday after 70 years in power.
All English, Welsh, and Northern Irish football and professional Scottish football have been postponed for this weekend.
The government’s national bereavement guidance advised that it was not mandatory to cancel fixtures, leaving the decision to individual sports.
The decision to allow cricket to resume was made after consultation between the ECB and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
England women will face India.
England Women will join the men in one of the first international matches since the Queen’s death when they take on India in the first T20 at Set Unique Riverside in Durham, starting at 19:00. will
This is England’s first match since losing to India in the Commonwealth Games semi-finals in August.
Captain Heather Knight is out of the series with a hip operation, fast bowler Catherine Brunt has been rested and stand-in skipper Nate Sciver has withdrawn due to “emotional exhaustion”.
England and India will play three T20Is and three ODIs in September, which will be the last series in charge of coach Lisa Catley.
What time do Test matches start?
Test cricket is mostly played during the day. In the subcontinent, matches are usually played between 9 am and 5 pm while in England, Australia, and New Zealand the game is played between 11 am and 7 pm. Day and Night Test matches are a recent addition and are mostly played as one-sided matches.
What time is the tea break in Test cricket in England?
In Test cricket, lunch (or, in the case of day/night Test matches, dinner) will last for 40 minutes and tea for 20 minutes. Before the toss of coins to determine which side will bat first, playing times, including time and breaks for meals or any non-standard breaks, are agreed upon.