An historic rendition of God Save The King came about forward of the resumption of the third Test between England and South Africa in addition to a minute’s silence in a touching tribute to the Queen.
The demise of the long-serving monarch, introduced by Buckingham Palace officers on Thursday night, led to Friday’s play being known as off as a mark of respect however the inexperienced gentle was given for all worldwide, home and leisure cricket fixtures on this nation to go forward from Saturday.
Ahead of the third day’s play within the LV= Insurance sequence decider, there was a poignant commemoration on the Kia Oval to the Queen, with an impeccably noticed minute’s silence adopted by a one-bell chime from Senior NCO Robert Brockelsby Miller of the Irish Guards.
Laura Wright then sang the nationwide anthems of each South Africa and England, the latter marking the primary time God Save The King had been sung at a televised sporting occasion in 70 years.
All gamers and coaches wore black armbands whereas there was no branded promoting by the boundary edge.
England captain Ben Stokes stated on Sky Sports: “It’s been very sad news for not only the nation but the world with the Queen’s passing.
“She was someone who dedicated her life to the nation, someone that we take incredible inspiration from and we are honoured to be able to walk out on the field in memory of the Queen.
“We know how much the Queen loved this sport, and the show must go on.
“I’m sure she’ll be looking down on all the sport that’s still going ahead over this weekend and that we’re going out there in her honour. I’m very pleased and proud we can do that.”