The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Friday.

Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.

0830 – Pakistan named a squad of 29 to tour England later this summer, with confirmation that batsman Haris Sohail made himself unavailable due to concerns over coronavirus.

0900 – Formula One announced it will not be holding grands prix in Azerbaijan, Singapore or Japan in 2020 due to logistical difficulties around the venues given current health and safety restrictions.

0910 – The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the postponement of its planned tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, citing “the current threat of Covid-19”. The governing body said it was not yet considered safe to host a training camp for its players.

1043 – Liverpool supporters’ group the Spirit of Shankly asked for input into the decision on where next month’s match against Manchester City should be played. The fixture on July 2 is the only Premier League match in the rearranged run-in to be without a confirmed venue.

1230 – The Professional Darts Corporation announced the tour will resume on July 8 with five one-day Players Championship events held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.

1305 – The English Football League announced dates for the League One play-offs, with the semi-final first legs taking place on July 3, the second legs on July 6 and the final on July 13 at Wembley.

1435 – Oxford’s League One play-off preparations were hit after two individuals involved in the club tested positive for coronavirus.

1800 – Premier League players will have the names on the back of their shirts replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the first 12 games of the season restart. The Premier League also confirmed a badge thanking the NHS for its work during the pandemic would feature on players’ jerseys for the rest of the campaign.

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