August 23, 2002

England and India teams to show respects over Soham tragedy

Media Release

The England and India cricket teams will join together tomorrow (Saturday) in observing a minute's silence in honour of the tragic deaths of the 10-year-old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

The minute's silence will take place at 1.38pm at Headingley, just prior to the beginning of the afternoon's play in the third Test match.

John Read, Director of Corporate Affairs at the ECB, said: "The whole country has been shocked by the horrific events that have unfolded in the village of Soham over the past three weeks. In our own very small way, this minute's silence is cricket's way of showing profound sympathy for the parents of Holly and Jessica. We cannot fully appreciate the depths of despair and sheer sorrow that they are feeling, but we can show that we care."