Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Friday, June 5

There was a major development in rugby union, while the Premier League fixtures were released.

By Press Association Published: 5 June 2020 - 3.49pm


The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Friday.

Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.

0750 – Premiership Rugby announced its plan to resume the Gallagher Premiership season on August 15.

1100 – Chelsea were confirmed as 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions after the season was decided on a points-per-game system.

1200 – The first batch of Premier League fixtures of the restart were confirmed. Liverpool’s clash with Everton, which could see them clinch the title, will take place on June 21.

1300 – The dates and kick-offs of the FA Cup quarter-finals were also announced. Norwich v Manchester United, Sheffield United v Arsenal, Leicester v Chelsea and Newcastle v Manchester City will all be played over the weekend of June 27/28.

1445 – England and Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was fined by the German league for getting a haircut in his home, in breach of the country’s restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

1602 – The Betfred World Matchplay will take place from its original dates of July 18-26, the Professional Darts Corporation has confirmed, with a decision to be made by July 4 over whether fans will be allowed into Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.