England v South Africa to start with historic rendition of national anthem

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  • God Save the King to be broadcast before start of play at the Oval
  • Third Test will be decided in three days due to tourists’ schedule

Play at the third Test between England and South Africa will begin on Saturday morning, preceded by what may be the first full, official televised rendition of God Save the King at a sporting event.

One of the many issues of protocol that the England and Wales Cricket Board had to consider on Friday was whether there would be any issue with the anthem being played in SE11 before the Accession Council formally proclaims Charles III as monarch at St James’s Palace. With the Council’s meeting scheduled to start just an hour before play gets under way at the Oval any problem could have led to another delay, but the cricket was eventually cleared to resume. The first official rendition of God Save the King will be sung at St Paul’s Cathedral at the end of a memorial service for the Queen on Friday night.

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Written by Simon Burnton
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