Fans could return to stadiums in October – British PM Johnson

first_img Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has previously said top-flight clubs are keen to act as “test pilots” for any experiments around a phased reopening of grounds. Top-flight matches have been played behind closed doors since action resumed last month due to coronavirus restrictions. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said it was “great news”. “Between the economic side and the passion side, we’d all be so, so happy to see people back in stadiums,” he said. “If it’s impossible to have the full stadiums we dream of, at least some people would be a good start.” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also eager for fans to be allowed back but urged caution. “I think we have to be patient,” he said. “I think we are all desperate to have our people back in the stadium and make football what it is again.” Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Secrets Is The Great Wall Of China Hiding?These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events, starting later this month. The government said the “events have been carefully selected to represent a range of sports and indoor and outdoor spectator environments”. Sports minister Nigel Huddleston said he recognised for many sports, fans were their “lifeblood”. “Although it will remain some time before venues are full to capacity, this is a major step in the right direction for the resumption of live spectator sport across the country,” he said. Spectators could return to sports stadiums in October after a series of test events that will start later this month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. Mass gatherings have been banned since March as part of social-distancing measures brought in to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But as Johnson set out the next stage of the recovery road map for England, he said the government was working towards a return of spectators. “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues such as sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” he said at a Downing Street briefing. “From October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia and allow conferences and other business events to recommence,” he added.center_img Read Also: Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man Utd Clubs in the English Football League have been particularly hard hit by the loss of matchday revenue. A league spokesman said: “Clearly today’s significant announcement by the prime minister starts to provide some clarity as we collectively work towards the reopening of turnstiles and welcoming fans back into stadia at EFL clubs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Russell to make return for Pakistan Super League

first_imgWINDIES T20 star, Andre Russell, will be back to playing cricket in January and already has one contract lined up after Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Islamabad United bought him in Sunday’s draft.On a day when Chris Gayle failed to find a team, Russell found himself in a team with fellow Windies T20 player, Samuel Badree.Russell has not played cricket for a year after he was banned by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) after committing a ‘wheareabouts violation’.The violation came because on three occasions in the space of a year, Russell failed to tell JADCO where he would be, so they could test him. The violation is treated in the same manner as a positive drug test.Russell will also be playing alongside Mohammad Sami, and Shadab Khan, who turned out for his Jamaica Tallawahs during his absence at this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League.Other Windies players in the PSL are Nicolas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy, and Carlos Brathwaite.Pollard, Pooran and Darren Bravo will team up for the Multan Sultans, while Sammy and Dwayne Bravo turn out for Peshawar Zalmi.Lahore Qalandars have the services of Narine while the Quetta Gladiators will make do with Windies T20 skipper, Brathwaite.( read more