Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Thursday, April 30

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Thursday.

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

1159 – Blackburn announced their players had agreed to defer between 30 and 50 per cent of their salaries for April, May and June.

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1332 – The British Boxing Board of Control is hopeful that it will be able to resume staging fights behind closed doors in July.

1400 – The inaugural season of The Hundred was postponed for a year after the England and Wales Cricket Board decided the ongoing coronavirus pandemic rendered the launch unviable.

1517 – Brighton captain Glenn Murray branded some of the protocols surrounding the Premier League’s possible return as “farcical”.

1638 – Paris St Germain were crowned champions after the Ligue 1 season was ended early due to the crisis.

1830 – Lyon announced they “reserve the right to appeal” against the decision to end Ligue 1 which the club claims will cost them tens of millions of euros after they missed out on Europe.

2000 – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced a return date of May 17 at Darlington Raceway.

2042 – Portugal’s Government said the Primeira Liga was allowed to return at the end of May behind closed doors.

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