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Coronavirus latest: Timeline of sport's response on Friday, May 29

Coronavirus latest: Timeline of sport's response on Friday, May 29
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The FA Cup final will be played on August 1, while police set out up to six Premier League matches they would like to be played at neutral venues.

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Friday.

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

0815 – The LTA and Jamie Murray announce the ‘Schroders Battle of the Brits’ at the National Tennis Centre on June 23-28, featuring Murray’s brother Andy among others.

1000 – The Football Association unveils a rescheduled date of August 1 for the 2019-20 FA Cup final. The quarter-finals are pencilled in for the weekend of June 27 and 28 while the semi-finals will be played on July 18 and 19.

1030 – The EFL is planning to put its proposal to decide the League One and League Two seasons to a vote on June 8, which would see positions decided by unweighted points-per-game, including promotion and relegation.

1100 – Police set out up to six Premier League matches they would like to be played at neutral venues – including any Liverpool game where the title could be won.

1106 – The Professional Darts Corporation announced that the 2020 World Cup of Darts, which was postponed from its original June date in Hamburg, is now set to be held in Graz, Austria from November 6-8.

1428 – The Premier League issued a statement on the subject of neutral venues which read: “The Premier League’s ambition is to complete all of our remaining fixtures this season home and away, where possible.”

1701 – Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster said Premiership clubs had been given the green light to resume training in June as they weork towards starting next season in August.

1729 – Greater Manchester Police said they were working with both Manchester CIty and Manchester United, along with the relevant Safety Advisory Groups (SAG), to assess if the affected games could still take place “at their intended locations” – while Merseyside Police said they had “no objections” in regards to crime and disorder over any home matches for Everton or Liverpool.

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