Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Tuesday, April 28
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.
0808 – The NRL will 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, according to Games president Yoshiro Mori.