Each morning over the coming weeks and months we will bring you a daily summary of how sport is handling a return to activity in the wake of Covid-19.
World Rugby has rejected out of hand a speculative proposal to stage a 16 team invitational tournament in England next summer that had been floated by former RFU CEO Francis Baron, who was leader of the sport in England through the first stages of the professional game.
The tournament would have modelled on a similar basis to the 2015 Rugby World Cup but with games also taking place in Ireland.
It now looks about as likely as snow in the desert that the CoronavirusCup of World Rugby will take place.
The International Cricket Council meets today with a decision on the ICC T20 World Cup, due to take place in Australia in October and November on the agenda.
“Reports of a postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 are inaccurate and planning for the event continues whilst a number of contingency plans are being explored in light of the rapidly changing public health situation,” said a statement issued in advance.
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