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Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Friday, March 27

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More sporting fixtures were affected on Friday.

NRL teams such as the Sydney Roosters had been due to take part in the cancelled Magic Round Brisbane

The coronavirus pandemic continued to affect the world of sport on Friday.

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

(All times GMT)

3.41am – Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) cancels the Magic Round, which had been due to take place in Brisbane in May.

5.30am – The NRL announces the cancellation of a host of competitions for 2020, including the Intrust Super Cup and Canterbury Cup NSW.

8.35am – Non-league Jersey Bulls say they will make their case to the Football Association after being denied promotion to the Combined Counties Premier Division. Jersey won all 27 of their Division One matches and had mathematically guaranteed promotion, which has now been denied after the FA’s decision to cancel the season from step three downwards.

10.34am – The Diamond League postpones three more meetings – in Stockholm, Naples and Rome, and Rabat – all of which had been scheduled to happen in May.

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11.00am – Manchester United outline contingency ticketing arrangements in case matches have to be played behind closed doors or cancelled.

1.38pm – The LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and tournament officials announce the Evian Championship will move into the week vacated by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.

1.57pm – Bath become the latest Gallagher Premiership club to ask players and staff to take a 25 per cent pay cut.

2.21pm – Sunderland announce they have recently placed a number of members of their non-playing staff on furlough as they attempt to protect jobs in the long-term.

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