National Mourning Guidance – Recreational Cricket

Friday 9th September 2022

Please see the statement issued below by the England and Wales Cricket Board

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.

As a mark of respect to The Queen, your club may want to observe a minute’s silence before your games, players, coaches and volunteers may wear black armbands, and if you have the facilities, your club could play the national anthem.