Sport pays respects to 7/7 victims

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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England’s cricketers observed a minute’s silence on Tuesday morning in memory of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks.

On the 10th anniversary of the atrocities which took 52 lives in explosions on the London transport system, it fell silent in Cardiff as England briefly suspended their preparations for the start of the Ashes.

On the eve of the five-match series, Alastair Cook’s team stood heads bowed – as thousands more have around the country – as respects were paid to those who lost their lives on July 7 2005, and the 700 others injured in the suicide-bomb attacks.

England broke off from nets to hold the minute’s silence on the SSE SWALEC pitch, venue for the opening Test against Australia.

Wimbledon delayed its start of play to allow spectators, players and officials to respect the silence.

The familiar hubbub around the All England Club was halted, before action got under way on the outside courts at 11.45am – a quarter of an hour later than usual.

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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