BREAKING NEWS: Boris Johnson ‘will put the brakes on the return of fans to sport as spectators are now BANNED from the cricket and snooker test events’… and it will leave football to face a longer wait for crowds to come back
The return of fans inside grounds and stadiums had been earmarked for October, but now plans to allow the limited crowds at the Crucible for the World Snooker Championship and the Oval will be pushed back.
Sporting matches in the Premier League and England cricket have been held behind closed doors with the virus still a major concern around the country, and with evidence growth of the UK’s R number – the figure which demonstrates the rate of infection, it is expected that plans for test events will be put on ice.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to delay the easing of coronavirus restrictions, meaning plans to bring spectators back to sporting events will be delayed