Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Saturday, March 21

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

The coronavirus pandemic continued to affect the world of sport on Saturday.

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

9.30 – Lewis Hamilton reveals he has been in self-isolation but is showing no symptoms of the coronavirus after attending an event with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, who have both tested positive for Covid-19.

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9.50 – Portsmouth confirm that James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Sean Raggett and Haji Mnoga have tested positive, with the club awaiting further results.

10.45 – Ireland and Bangladesh agree to postpone their upcoming one-day international and Twenty20 series due to be played in May.

13.04 – US Track and Field becomes the most high-profile sporting body to call for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to be postponed due to the pandemic.

14.08 – The International Ice Hockey Federation cancels the 2020 World Championship in Zurich and Lausanne.

21.50 – The Spanish Football Federation calls for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to be postponed. President of the RFEF Luis Rubiales made the request to International Olympic Committee member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr at a meeting with other Spanish sports federations, the governing body said in a statement.

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