Which sport events are ON this weekend despite coronavirus? – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS is rampant and not even the world of sport has been left unaffected.

The Premier League and EFL have been suspended until April 4 after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive.


⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations


 The National League will go ahead as planned this weekend

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The National League will go ahead as planned this weekendCredit: Getty Images – Getty

And events such as the Wales vs Scotland Six Nations rugby match and the F1 Australian Grand Prix have also been called off.

Which sport events are going ahead despite coronavirus?

Football

The Premier League and EFL are off, however the National League has decided that all matches will go ahead as planned.

The governing body of English football’s fifth and sixth tiers issued the following statement.

“Following a Board meeting held today, the National League has decided to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed as planned this weekend.
“The National League will keep the operation of its competition under constant and diligent review, and will remain in compliance with government advice at all times.

“The Football Association has offered its guidance, and made it clear the decision to continue or to suspend a competition is a matter for each league to make.

“The National League places the welfare and well-being of all those involved in and connected to its competition as the highest priority.

“All Clubs and supporters are encouraged to stay up to date with the latest public health advice, which is available here.”

So far Boreham Wood are the only exception to this, having called off their game against Torquay due to sharing facilities with Arsenal.

In the seventh and eighth tiers of English football, the Southern and Isthmian Leagues have been cancelled but the Northern League goes ahead, with the exception of City of Liverpool vs Pickering Town and Sutton Coldfield Town vs Sheffield FC.

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Rugby union

Sale vs Harlequins in the Premiership Cup final will be played as normal this weekend, with a 3pm kick-off on Sunday.

And in the southern hemisphere, Super Rugby will be running a full programme.

However, the game between Jaguares and Highlanders in Buenos Aires will be played behind closed doors.

Rugby League

The Super League will be played as normal this weekend.

However, the two matches involving foreign clubs have been postponed.

They are Catalans Dragons vs Leeds and Hull KR vs Toronto Wolfpack.

Cricket

Australia vs New Zealand continues behind closed doors, with the second ODI commencing at 11.30pm on Saturday night.

 Australia take on New Zealand in cricket this weekend, but the game is behind closed doors

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Australia take on New Zealand in cricket this weekend, but the game is behind closed doorsCredit: EPA

Boxing

European Olympic qualifiers get started this weekend and will run until March 24.

They feature Daniel Dubois’ sister Caroline.

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