Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Twickenham to become drive-through testing centre, Premier League LATEST, EFL plan return – The Sun

Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Twickenham to become drive-through testing centre, Premier League LATEST, EFL plan return – The Sun

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs are split over how to restart the season.

Friday's most recent meeting of the 20 teams saw one Big Six executive call out the sides who proposed a June 30 finish date.

The coronavirus has also sadly claimed another victim from the world of sport.

England 1966 World Cup winner and Leeds legend Norman Hunter has passed away aged 76 after being hospitalised with the virus.

Follow all the latest updates below…


    Twickenham has joined the front-line in the fight against coronavirus – as the home of England rugby is becoming a drive-through testing centre, reports Jonny Fordham.

    The south west London ground will be used specifically for NHS staff and other key workers, helping the government reach their goal of 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month.

    RFU chief exec Bill Sweeney has also offered the 82,000-seater stadium for anything else that might be needed – from helping with parking to for provisions and lodgings.

    Sweeney said: “The RFU is pleased to be able to support the COVID-19 drive-through testing programme at Twickenham Stadium for NHS and other key workers.

    “We receive tremendous support from frontline services during match days at Twickenham and we are grateful for the opportunity to be able to support key workers during this severe national crisis with the use of our site and staff to support operationally.”

    Twickenham will be one of 32 drive-through testing sites throughout the country.


    Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach of Serena Williams, has announced a planned Ultimate Tennis Showdown league which will stream live matches between players without spectators at his academy starting next month.

    The brainchild of Mouratoglou and Alex Popyrin says it aims to create a new way to consume tennis in the absence of the WTA and ATP Tours, both suspended until at least mid-July because of coronavirus.

    Fans worldwide will be able to interact with the players and listen to live conversations as on-court or video coaching will take place at the Mouratoglou Academy, located near the French Riviera.

    French president Emmanuel Macron this week banned large public events in the country until July 11 but the league says it will abide by social distancing requirements to protect players and coaches, with minimal on-site staff.

    Ten matches are scheduled to be held every weekend for five weeks, starting from May 16.

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    Danish club Midtjylland are planning a unique way for their fans to feel involved if the season returns behind closed doors after the coronavirus suspension is lifted.

    The Super League leaders unveiled their plan for drive-in football that would allow 10,000 supporters to watch games safely in their cars around the stadium.

    The club will set up big screens around the MCH Arena to allow fans to experience the action inside the stadium.

    Midtjylland are also set to partner with a local radio station to provide live commentary for the 2,000 cars wanting to participate on matchdays.

    The club's marketing and support director Preben Rokkjaer said in a statement: “In the coming time when we unfortunately have to play the Super League without spectators, we are working hard to create the best possible experience.


    Mohamed Salah has been making the most of his spare time by donating food to families in his hometown of Nagrig.

    Salah has been helping families affected by the coronavirus crisis by giving out thousands of tons of fresh food and meat.

    The Liverpool star has continued his generous support to his hometown after he splashed out £330,000 on sewage works for the residents.

    The 25-year-old, who earns about £90,000 a week, bought a plot of land that will be used for the water treatment plant.

    His donation of eight million Egyptian pounds is seen as a fortune in the poverty-hit region.

    Salah's father has insisted the village had been sanitised and residents are wearing face masks as they aim to prevent to spread of coronavirus.


    British Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson has had a hilarious take on lockdown by taking part in the Parent Challenge.

    The 24-year-old from Leeds was forced to answer a series of questions while dunking his parents' face in a pillow full of flour.

    Wilson won bronze at the Rio Olympics four years ago and – as with all Olympians – he is having to wait at least another year to see if he can go one better.

    Check out the brilliant results.

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    Quarantine highlight so far 🤣 Parent TAG🙌🏼 When you see this on the ‘TikTok ForYou’ page , add the sound to your favourites & beg your parents to let you have a go 👊🏼😂 #ParentTag #ParentChallenge

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