Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Monday, April 27

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Monday.

Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.

0214 – Melbourne winger Josh Addo-Carr and South Sydney full-back Latrell Mitchell were criticised by the NRL for flouting Australia’s social distancing measures.

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0848 – Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle said this year’s British Grand Prix will take place without fans because a race “under normal conditions is just not going to be possible”.

0905 – Formula One announced that the French Grand Prix, due to take place on June 28, was called off.

0910 – F1 chief executive Chase Carey said he is hopeful the season can start in Austria on July 5 and believes a total of 15-18 races can be held, finishing at Abu Dhabi in December.

1145 – The SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, scheduled for 17-20 September, were cancelled.

1159 – Yorkshire cancelled the contracts of overseas signings Keshav Maharaj, Ravichandran Ashwin and Nicholas Pooran by mutual consent.

1402 – The UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, due to take place in Ostend, Belgium from June 4-7, were cancelled.

1630 – Liverpool paused the expansion of their Anfield Road stand by 12 months. The earliest target to complete the project is now the summer of 2023, having been initially pencilled in to be finished in 2022.

– Tottenham announce players will be allowed to return to their training ground on Tuesday, but insist social-distancing measures will be respected at the Enfield Training Centre.

– Rangers were granted a general meeting for clubs to decide whether there should be an independent investigation around the vote on ending the Scottish season. The Scottish Professional Football League board has set a May 12 date for a meeting after Rangers submitted a requisition backed by Hearts and Stranraer.

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