The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Tuesday.
Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.
0551 – The National Rugby League said it plans to fine Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, Nathan Cleary and Tyronne Roberts-Davis following breaches of social-distancing regulations over the weekend and proposed suspended one-match bans.
0558 – Yellow cards should be handed out to players who spit on the field when football resumes, a FIFA council member said.
"Today is a landmark day for rugby league in 2020'
The NRL Telstra Premiership is set to resume with a 20 round competition 👏https://t.co/8EwyDXpP3b
— NRL (@NRL) April 28, 2020
0808 – The NRL announced it would recommence as a 20-round competition on May 28 with the Grand Final to be played on October 25.
1031 – Coventry players unanimously agreed to take a 25 per cent wage deferral “for the foreseeable future” to help safeguard the Sky Bet League One leaders amid the pandemic.
1129 – World Athletics and the International Athletics Foundation launched a £400,000 hardship fund to help athletes who are struggling financially amid the suspension of competition.
NEWS: Coventry City FC players issue statement after unanimously agreeing 25% wage deferral.
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) April 28, 2020
1213 – The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be “scrapped” if it is not possible to hold the event in 2021, said Games president Yoshiro Mori.
1253 – The English Football League could resume as early as June 6 if conditions in the country permit, Forest Green chairman Dale Vince told the PA news agency.
1500 – The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons were cancelled after French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no sporting events, even those behind closed doors, could take place before September.
#DCFC has today confirmed that all first team players, football management, executives and non-furloughed staff have agreed to take wage deferrals as part of the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. 👇
— Derby County (🏠) (@dcfcofficial) April 28, 2020
1724 – The remaining international equestrian fixtures set to be held at Hickstead – the Al Shira’aa Derby and the Longines Royal International Horse Show – were cancelled by the All England Show Jumping Course Directors.
2000 – Derby announced first-team players, football management, executives and non-furloughed staff had agreed to a wage deferral.