Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Friday, April 24

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The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Friday.

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

1000 – It was announced that Phil Neville would leave his role as England Women’s head coach when his contract expires next July.

1001 – The ECB announced no professional cricket will be played in England or Wales until July 1 at the earliest.

1403 – FIFA said it was releasing around 150 million US dollars to its national associations whose finances have been badly affected by the pandemic.

1511 – Luton announced the departure of manager Graeme Jones via mutual agreement as the Championship club looked to reduce costs during the shutdown.

1515 – Great Britain’s upcoming matches were postponed after the International Hockey Federation extended the suspension of all FIH Hockey Pro League games until the end of June.

1600 – There is “no evidence of improper behaviour” in how the Scottish Professional Football League handled a vote among its member clubs to end the 2019-20 season, an independent investigation found.

1700 – RKC Waalwijk welcomed the decision of the Dutch Football Association not to enforce promotion or relegation in the leagues this season.

1709 – The Eredivisie later confirmed the decision to call off the season in Holland and revealed there would be no champions, no promotion or relegation and that European places would be determined by the existing table.

1730 – Swansea confirmed that the club’s first-team squad had agreed to take a 20 per cent conditional wage deferral for the next three months.

1812 – Rangers responded to the findings of the independent investigation by saying it “alarmingly failed” to address wider issues, calling for a further independent investigation into others factors surrounding the vote.

1916 – It was announced that UFC 249 would go ahead behind closed doors on May 9 in Florida with an interim lightweight title bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje the headline act.

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