History as 'God Save the King' is Sung During England vs South Africa Test Cricket Match

History as 'God Save the King' is Sung During England vs South Africa Test Cricket Match

  • Saturday, 10 September 2022 will be forever remembered as a special moment in sports history
  • 'God Save The King' was sung as England's national anthem at a sports event for the first time since 1952
  • The Three Lions were about to take on South Africa's Proteas at The Oval Cricket Ground in London

Today, the 10th of September 2022 is a monumental day in sports history.

The crowd as well as England's men's senior national cricket team belted out a passionate and moving rendition of 'God Save The King' during the national anthems ahead of the third Test match against South Africa at The Oval. The anthem was led by soprano Laura Wright, who is a regular when England plays rugby Tests at Twickenham.

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Laura Wright and the English cricket team sing 'God Save The King'. Image source: Getty Images.
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This was the first time an English sports team had sung this version since the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday as well as the ascension of her son King Charles III to the throne. Unless otherwise stated elsewhere, this would be the first time it has been sung at a sports event involving England since 1952 before the death of King George VI.

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