Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Monday, April 27
The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Monday.
Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.
0214 – Melbourne winger Josh Addo-Carr and South Sydney full-back Latrell Mitchell were criticised by the NRL for flouting Australia’s social distancing measures.
0848 – Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle said this year’s British Grand Prix will take place without fans because a race “under normal conditions is just not going to be possible”.
0905 – Formula One announced that the French Grand Prix, due to take place on June 28, was called off.
0910 – F1 chief executive Chase Carey said he is hopeful the season can start in Austria on July 5 and believes a total of 15-18 races can be held, finishing at Abu Dhabi in December.
1145 – The SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, scheduled for 17-20 September, were cancelled.
1159 – Yorkshire cancelled the contracts of overseas signings Keshav Maharaj, Ravichandran Ashwin and Nicholas Pooran by mutual consent.