Coronavirus latest: What the sporting world has been saying about pandemic

    Jos Buttler has put his World Cup t-shirt up for auction to raise money for 2 medical facilities.

    Sport throughout the world is facing an unmatched difficulty as it exercises how to handle the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Here, the PA news firm takes a look at a few of the response on March 31.

    “We’re appealing for it to be taken with the same cautionary measures that have been taken in the rest of football. It is frankly not comprehensible how this could be going on.”– Fifpro basic secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann provided his view on the reality that football is continuing to be played in Belarus in spite of the coronavirus crisis.

    I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final t-shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Recently they introduced an emergency situation interest offer life conserving equipment to assist those impacted during the Covid-19 break out. Link to auction in my bio.

    Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020

    “Last week the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals specialising in lung and heart conditions in preparation for the Covid-19 outbreak. To help with their fundraising effort, I’m going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of that squad.”– England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler exposed in a video on Twitter that he is auctioning the t-shirt he used during last summer’s victorious World Cup final to raise funds for 2 London medical facilities.

    “We understand these are challenging times and it has been our priority to provide swift and immediate support to all members of the cricket family at every level in England and Wales.”– President Tom Harrison spoke as the ECB revealed a financing bundle worth ₤61 million to support the leisure and expert game during the coronavirus crisis.

    National League Declaration|Competition Suspended Forever


    — The National League (@TheVanaramaNL) March 31, 2020

    “The National League Board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least 3rd April 2020. In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely.”– The National League revealed the indefinite suspension of its 3 departments.

    ” I would think that, as it stands at the minute, it would be quite hard to run the Trip de France at the existing dates beginning at the end of June.”– Mitchelton-Scott sport director Matt White on the possibility of the Trip de France going on on its scheduled dates in an interview on his team’s website.

    “It’s not a time to be relaxing regulations on financial propriety when we have already had problems with Football League clubs such as Bury. If a club is doing deferrals then the regulations state that they would be embargoed from signing any players.”– Expert Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor cautioned there should be no relaxation of rules connecting to the financial conduct of clubs as the union continues conversations on wage deferments.

    DECLARATION|The 2019/20 domestic rugby season in Scotland has been categorized as null and space, with Scottish Rugby joining its Irish, Welsh and Italian equivalents in concerning this result.

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    — Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) March 31, 2020

    “It was clear from the outset that, in terms of the consequential impact on the various leagues in terms of promotion/relegation there would be no ‘right’ solution, particularly once it was clear that our preferred option of completing the season would no longer be possible.”– Scottish Rugby Union president Dee Bradbury after Scotland’s 2019/20 domestic rugby season was stated null and space.

    “We aim to end the season by June 30th, and that is still the status today.”– In an interview performed online, German Football League chief executive Christian Seifert restated the objective to finish the Bundesliga season by the end of June.

    “Of course, I’m used to seeing them every day for hours and hours, so it’s different. I just keep in touch with them on WhatsApp groups and messages, and we plan for whenever we get back and what kind of sessions for when we do start.”– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer informed that he is making prepare for United’s go back to action during the imposed break.

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