The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open announced on March 30 that it would be postponed as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The European Tour confirmed that the occasion, scheduled for May at Mount Juliet, has been postponed following “consultation with all stakeholders”. The first England-Australia rugby league sequence in 17 years has been canceled.
The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed till August 23 and will not run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The Diamond League postponed its first five conferences of the 2020 season as a result of be held in April and May in Qatar, China, Stockholm, Naples and Rabat. The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20 and later postponed for five months, has been cancelled for the primary time in its 124-yr history. Asian Champions League matches involving Chinese golf equipment Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG have been postponed.
The begin of the Indian Premier League T20 event (March 29) was postponed till April 15. The cancellation extends to all championships scheduled in the spring, including hockey, baseball and lacrosse. The Tour could not start as scheduled in the Riviera city of Nice because French President Emmanuel Macron cancelled all public occasions with massive crowds by way of mid-July in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The US Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston has been postponed from the tip of spring to mid-December.
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The begin of the knockout rounds has been moved again to September. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation have agreed to postpone the Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June. All nationwide group video games scheduled for June have additionally been postponed. On April 23, UEFA additionally postponed the Euro 2021 Women’s championship, and it’ll now be played in England from July 6 to July 31, in the identical venues that were originally proposed to host the occasion.
England was to play Australia at Bolton on October 31, at Leeds on November 7, and for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 14. The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) postponed the 2020 regular season as coronavirus continues spreading quickly throughout the US and the world. The EuroLeague and EuroCup seasons will begin on October 1 and September 30 respectively, said the statement, which added that the same 18 groups that contested this season’s EuroLeague would additionally compete within the subsequent marketing campaign. Also cancelled had been the Xi’an Open, scheduled for April thirteen to 19, and Kunming Open, pencilled for April 27 to May 3.
The African Nations Championship 2020 event scheduled for April in Cameroon has been postponed indefinitely, the African Football Federation stated in a statement on March 17. The CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Nations League Finals, which have been scheduled for June four to June 7, have been suspended. The finals, due to be contested by Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the United States and held within the Houston and Dallas areas of Texas, shall be rescheduled for a later date in venues to be determined. On April 12, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the postponement of the 2-legged semi-finals of the African Champions League that were supposed to take place in May.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has cancelled the rest of its season after temporarily suspending its playoffs. The International Ski Federation cancelled the final races of the men’s Alpine snowboarding World Cup.