Coronavirus: EPL to lock out over 70s from match venues

first_img Promoted ContentThese Maisie Williams Facts Are Bound To Shock YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Foods In just football alone six Serie A games were postponed last weekend, as were the midweek Coppa Italia semi-finals second leg, and now top-flight fixtures in Italy will be played behind closed doors until April 3. Read AlsoSouth African league bans handshake over Covid-19 UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin remains optimistic this summer’s Euro 2020 – which is scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the continent – will go ahead as planned. The Swiss Football League has been suspended until March 23. EPL considering lockout of over 70s fans from match venues over covid-19 Pre-season matches at the International Champions Cup scheduled to take place in Asia have also been postponed, while Scotland boss Steve Clarke decided not to travel to the Nations League draw in Amsterdam as it was deemed ‘an unnecessary risk’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Premier League is considering banning over 70s at its matches over coronavirus fears – as the outbreak continues to have an impact on the sporting schedule. Sports authorities and broadcasters will meet on Monday to discuss contingency plans to cope with the killer disease as the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK hits 164. Measures expected to be discussed at the meeting include playing fixtures behind closed doors – as has been done in other European leagues like Italy and Morocco – or postponing matches until after the virus has peaked. A range of sports have had to take action to prevent the spread of the virus, with postponements hitting the Guinness Six Nations, Formula One and Serie A among others. With spectacles such as Euro 2020, the Olympics and golf’s majors on the horizon, many could face the impact.Advertisementlast_img read more

Inaugural Summer Super Cup football continues tonight with double-header

first_imgTHE Divine Entertainment inaugural Summer Super Cup invitational football championship continues tonight with a double-header on what is the third playing night.Milerock, who on Wednesday lost to Botofago 2-1, will face Silver Shattas in a must-win situation in a Group D clash from 19.00hrs. .In the second game which is a Group C affair, Amelia’s Ward Panthers, who drew their opening encounter 1-1, are now hoping to secure a win as they face Blueberry Hill from 21.00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground.Both matches are important as the 12-team, four-group format has only accommodation for the top clubs to advance for semi-final play .Thus it is important that Milerock assert themselves in this final Group D game in the round-robin format if they want to stand any chance of advancing.Shattas, on the other hand, are seeking a win that will make them stand a good chance when they then face Botofago, who would have started out on a winning note on Wednesday night, when they were led to that win through goals by Tyrese Davidson in the 8th minute and Jamal Haynes in the 15th minute of play. The consolation goal for Milerock was scored by Colwyn Davidson in the 74th minute.On Wednesday night also Haynes and Lewis Winners Connection and Capital FC played to a 1-1 draw in a Group C game. Cedric Hunte nailed in the first goal of the game in the 21st minute for Winners Connection, who could not hold that advantage, as in the 86th minute Capital FC pulled even through Emmanuel Atkins.Amelia’s Ward Panthers, playing in Group B where the other team, Net Rockers, are hopeful that they win tonight in their second game that will conclude their round-robin campaign. They and Net Rockers played to a 1-1 stalemate in their opening game.They now face Blueberry Hill who would also be looking to win against Panthers thereby strengthening their hopes of advancing with a win. (Joe Chapman)last_img read more