Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Monday, May 18

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.

0753 – Culture secretary Oliver Dowden tells Sky News some Premier League games could be free-to-air if the top flight returns next month.

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1120 – The Local Organising Structure for Glasgow says it has reconfirmed its position as a host city venue for EURO 2020, which has been rescheduled for next year.

1215 – Celtic were crowned champions of the Ladbrokes Premiership and Hearts were relegated after a decision was made to conclude the season with immediate effect, the SPFL announced.

1221 – FIFA announces the FIFA Foundation is putting together its first official charity game to raise money for the fight against coronavirus.

1306 – Hearts threaten legal action after relegation from the SPL, with the club saying it has not given up on a restructuring of the league.

1430 – The Premier League confirms clubs votes unanimously to return to small group training from Tuesday afternoon – the first step towards restarting the Premier League.

1520 – League One Burton parted company with manager Nigel Clough due to the “difficult financial conditions” of the pandemic.

The Women’s Super League season looks set to be ended (Richard Sellers/PA)
The Women’s Super League season looks set to be ended (Richard Sellers/PA)

1540 – The Football Association says it is continuing to discuss the termination of the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship seasons with clubs.

1540 – The Football Medicine and Performance Association says almost half of its members working in the Premier League do not feel they fully understand their “role, responsibilities and potential liability” in relation to the return to training.

1640 – The International Cricket Council’s cricket committee recommends the use of saliva to polish the ball and the insistence on neutral umpires in Test cricket be temporarily suspended.

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