Lockdown restrictions are only being gradually eased in England, but the West Indies arrived on Tuesday for a tour in which the first Test doesn't begin until 8 July under stringent health and safety protocols.
British quarantine rules are set to be relaxed for elite sport in a boost for football clubs in European competition and Formula One’s plans for races at Silverstone, the Times reported on Sunday.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League cleared by government to pursue 17 June restart in closed stadiums
The Premier League season is now due to end on the weekend of 25-26 July, more than two months after originally scheduled.
Liverpool were 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City and two wins away from their first top-flight title since 1990 when the season was halted.
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Premier League was halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but clubs can now train in small groups as part of ‘Project Restart’, which envisages a return to play in June.
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Twice weekly tests for the players are part of the plan to resume the Premier League next month after it was suspended in March because of the pandemic.
Centrally contracted England bowlers and those invited from the county circuit will train for the first two weeks and once they “reach their desired loading efforts”, batsmen and wicketkeepers will begin their individual sessions, the ECB said in a statement.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp brought smiles to the faces of three supporters currently in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic by dropping in on their Zoom calls.
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Premier League clubs have been informed that any resumption would see games played at neutral venues approved from a health and safety point of view but they remain hopeful they can still find a way to play games on the home and away basis.
The aim is to resume the league after 8 June following a three-month suspension, with games without spectators in any stadiums.
Peaty, 25, world record holder in 50 and 100 metres breaststroke, accepted with alacrity when offered the loan of a 5.7m long SwimFit ‘flume’ pool to use during the coronavirus lockdown
Harrison said that any attempt to play international cricket without fans would lead to a rethink on venues, with those best suited to a secure environment coming to the fore.
Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold among top names set to feature in inaugural ePremier League event
Several top-flight players have signed up to represent their clubs in the ePremier League Invitational tournament next week to generate funds for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Arsenal players have been self isolating since 12 March when Arteta tested positive for the virus and the Spaniard said that all efforts were being made to ensure the players were in good spirits
Premier League clubs on Friday discussed possible models for finishing the current season but did not consider a specific date for play to resume while UK government lockdown restrictions remain in place.
Chelsea winger Willian is relishing the Premier League resuming, with some reservations during the coronavirus pandemic.
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British Medical Association has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to take urgent measures, including easier switch between different categories of visas for international medical professionals
United said it would also accommodate further requests from the NHS for use of the facilities at their stadium Old Trafford, which has been placed on a reserve list as a temporary blood donation centre.
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The EFL, which oversees the three divisions below the Premier League — the Championship, League One and League Two — also said matches may be held without fans in attendance.
Sadio Mane has praised Jurgen Klopp for his positivity as the club’s players sit idle with the Premier League on hold and the team facing the prospect of missing out on a first championship triumph in 30 years