Figures and organisations from the world of cricket have paid their respects after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen, the longest reigning British monarch, passed away on September 8.

A statement from the ECB read: “The England and Wales Cricket Board is deeply saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen and her late husband H.R.H. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, both had a long history of supporting cricket and England’s national sides.”

ECB chair Richard Thompson added: “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 of her and her late husband’s enjoyment around 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.”

Following the death of the Queen, no play took place between England and South Africa on Friday of The Oval Test, though the fixture will resume on Saturday. The women’s T20I between England and India at Durham, domestic and recreational cricket will also take place.

The third Test will remain as scheduled, with Saturday to be day three of a five-day Test. No play took place on day one due to rain.

Ahead of the ECB’s announcement that play would take place on Saturday, England Test captain Ben Stokes expressed his wish to continue the match, tweeting: “She loved sport, be honoured to play in her memory.”

Tributes poured in from around the globe: