England Vs South Africa To Resume on Today from Day 3

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England Vs South Africa Test

The 3rd Test between South Africa and England will resume on Saturday. The game will continue from where it was left. There will be no extension of the third Test between England and South Africa because South Africa is leaving the UK on Tuesday, but play will continue “to pay honour” to Queen Elizabeth II. Here in this article, we talk about England Vs South Africa Test will resume. 

After a first-day downpour and the subsequent postponement of Friday’s play, the match will start on day three, with England bowling having won the toss.

Day two at the Kia Oval and all scheduled games for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy were postponed in honour of the Queen after her passing. It was decided to continue the Test match after discussions with the administration, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the ECB and CSA. On Saturday evening, Durham will host England’s T20I encounter against India.

An ECB statement said, “Cricket will resume on Saturday to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and honour her remarkable life and service.

“Following the cancellation of Friday’s cricket fixtures as a mark of respect on announcement of her death, the England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that play will resume from Saturday including international, domestic, and recreational fixtures. The decision has been taken after consultation with DCMS and in line with Official National Mourning guidance.

“This means the Men’s Test match between England and South Africa will begin at The Oval and the Women’s IT20 match between England and India will also go ahead at the Riverside in Durham. The scheduled match between England and Sri Lanka Men’s U19 along with recreational cricket fixtures will also take place as planned.

“Before each match, a minute’s silence will be observed followed by the national anthem. All players and coaches will wear black armbands. Branded inventory will be replaced with messaging paying cricket’s respects to the Queen.”

On Friday morning, there was cautious optimism that the Test would go on. The ECB attended a 9.30am DCMS meeting with other national sporting organisations where it was suggested that they each make their own decisions. According to a government spokeswoman, it is up to the individual organisations whether to postpone or cancel events, sporting matches, or shut down entertainment venues during this time.

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