The moment sparked a big reaction from fans both at home and inside the ground, especially as the event marked one of the first major sporting events to take place after the news of the Queen’s death was confirmed on Friday.
\u201cGod Save the King. Goosebumps. \ud83d\ude4f\n\n#ENGvSA\u201d
— England's Barmy Army (@England's Barmy Army)
\u201cI don't normally watch Mens Test cricket but watching England take to the field with the crowd standing in absolute silence, to the minutes silence and then a rendition of the new anthem God Save The King was absolutely spine tingling and impeccably done.\u201d
The official account of supporters group the Barmy Army posted a video of the moment, adding: “God Save the King. Goosebumps.”
Another wrote: “I don't normally watch Mens Test cricket but watching England take to the field with the crowd standing in absolute silence, to the [minute] silence and then a rendition of the new anthem God Save The King was absolutely spine tingling and impeccably done.”
Laura Wright delivered a moving rendition of the anthemBen Stansall / AFP via Getty
One more added: “IMO this is why football should have been allowed this weekend. Fans holding a 2 mins silence for our passing Queen and then singing the national anthem would have been something to behold. Very moving to see this at the cricket just now.”
The action is underway at the Oval, as the decision was made for the cricket to go ahead along with Premiership Rugby fixtures, Super League games and the BMW PGA Championship golf tournament at Wentworth.
The official mourning guidance, published by the Government on Friday morning, stated there was no obligation on sports organisations to cancel or reschedule events. However, the UK’s football authorities opted to postpone all domestic fixtures planned for this weekend.
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