Sport thrown into disarray after Boris Johnson suspends pilot events

By: Paul MacInnes and Sean I Saturday 1 August 2020
  • Plans for limited crowds at cricket, racing and snooker cancelled
  • FA pauses plan to allow fans at Wembley for Community Shield

Professional sport was plunged back into a now-familiar sense of uncertainty on Friday after the government’s decision to suspend spectator test events threw careful and expensive plans into disarray.

The completion of the Premier League season and a successful Test series between England and West Indies had raised hopes that sport was ready to move on from behind-closed-doors events and welcome back supporters. After plans to allow limited attendance by spectators to Glorious Goodwood and the World Snooker Championship were cancelled at an hour’s notice, however, that proposition is now in doubt.

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