No professional sport in England before 1st June, Government announces

Professional sport will not be played in England, even behind closed doors, before 1st June, the Government announced on Monday.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 4:06 pm
Professional football will not return before 1st June at least, the Government has announced.

It forms part of the second phase of Governments plans to move the country out of full lockdown.

The Goverment report, which announces the move, said that reopening sporting arenas which would draw big crowds may only be possible at a significantly later date and depend on a significant reduction of inection rates.

There will be no cricket played in England and Wales until at least 1 July, following a decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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British horse racing had hoped to resume behind closed doors later this month, having been on hold since 17 March.

Individual sports such as golf and angling will resume on Wednesday.