The ECB has confirmed that the third Test between England and the Proteas at The Oval will resume on Saturday.
However, there will be no extension of the Test, with South Africa set to depart from the UK on Tuesday.
Friday’s play was cancelled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, with day one of the series decider being rained out without a ball being bowled.
A minute’s silence will be observed before play begins on Saturday followed by the national anthems. All players and coaches will wear black armbands, while branded inventory will be replaced with messaging paying cricket’s respects to the Queen.
The ECB had hoped to extend the Test into Tuesday to ensure four days of play, but CSA CEO Pholetsi Moseki told ESPNcricinfo this would not happen due to the Proteas’ upcoming tour of India.
“The team was part of the decision, considering that they are due to fly to India a few days later after their return,” he said.
In an official statement, Moseki added: “CSA is in full support of the ECB’s decision to go ahead with the third Test match between England and South Africa following the UK’s day of mourning.
“After consultation with the Proteas’ team management and given the schedule ahead, it was clear that it would not be in the players’ interests to extend the Test and reduce the few days the players have with their families before another long tour.”