The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Thursday.
Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.
1012 – England rugby union’s planned friendly against the Barbarians was postponed.
1100 – This year’s Tour of Britain was called off with organisers admitting it was “impractical” to stage the race amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
1102 – Some British Sailing Team athletes were allowed to sail for the first time in two months.
1400 – It was announced that England cricketers will return to individual training from next week with a reassurance that safety protocols should make the sessions less risky than a trip to the supermarket.
1407 – The Great North 10k and Great North Family Run, which were scheduled to take place on June 28, were cancelled.
1452 – The German Football League announced five substitutes per team will be permitted in the Bundesliga when it resumes this weekend.
1530 – Ireland’s cricket fixtures with New Zealand and Pakistan later this summer were postponed, as were Scotland’s against the Black Caps.
1635 – The International Olympic Committee announced a funding package of 800 million US dollars (£650m) to cover the costs of the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.
1727 – Plans to resume football progressed on Thursday, according to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden.