The final and the deciding test match between England and South Africa has been suspended. This happened due to the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. UK enters a state of mourning following the sad demise. The first day of the game was also abandoned without even one ball being bowled. The cricket board of England and Wales announced on Thursday evening that Friday will see no play. However, it is still unknown if the match will be taking place or not. An official statement issued by the board said
“Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Friday’s play between England and South Africa Men at The Oval will not take place. For fixtures beyond Friday, updates will be provided in due course.”
On the same matter, ECB chair Richard Thompson spoke:
“I’m sure I speak for everyone in the game when I say how truly sad I am to hear of the Queen’s passing. Her Majesty has been such a great supporter of the game and was always so vocal about her and her late husband’s enjoyment of the sport. Her dedication to her country will never be forgotten. For her service and her selflessness over her extraordinary reign, we owe her a debt that can never be repaid.”
Importance of England vs South Africa match
However, this game was very important from the perspective of both teams. While England suffered a crushing defeat from the proteas in the first test. In the next match, the home side turned the tables and registered an amazing win against the visiting country.
However, now due to this unavoidable circumstance, this looks difficult to find a winner out of the series. In the first test England who was playing at lords got defeated by 85 runs. However, in the next test played at the Manchester, England defeated Africa
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