Derby-Cardiff game and other sporting fixtures affected by snow
Football, rugby and horse racing hit by conditions on Sunday
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/03/18 11:37am
Wintry conditions have again affected the sporting schedule across the country with the postponement of Sunday's Derby-Cardiff match.
Sky Sports had been lined up to show the lunchtime battle between the two Championship promotion hopefuls.
A statement on the Derby website said: "Following persistent heavy snowfall in Derby overnight, the surrounding areas at Pride Park Stadium have been left in an unsafe condition for supporters, staff and officials."
Rugby has also been hit. The Anglo-Welsh Cup final between Bath and Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm has been cancelled because of heavy snowfall in Gloucester overnight making conditions treacherous.
With the safety of supporters, players and officials in mind, Premiership Rugby took the decision to call the game off.
The Super League fixture between Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors was postponed because of snow and a "frozen pitch and frozen terraces".
Horse racing meetings at Ffos Las, Carlisle and Navan in Ireland have also fallen victim to the weather.
Monday's races at Southwell and the National Hunt meeting at Exeter on Tuesday have also been abandoned.