Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Tuesday, April 28

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

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.

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0558 – Yellow cards should be handed out to players who spit on the field when football resumes, a FIFA council member said.

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.

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.

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.

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