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Major World’s Sporting Events Cancelled: Nigerian Women Happy To Have Their Husbands Home As Coronavirus Pandemic Wipes Out Sporting Calendar

by Anita Ogona

some women in Rivers State have expressed happiness that the cancellation of sporting events would bring the men home to their wives. Some of the ladies told our correspondent that they hoped that the sports cancellation would re- ignite the love of seeing their partners home and early enough to discuss and curdle over movies and other channels.

Martha jumbo said Thank God oh, all things work together for good, at least my husband won’t have any excuse of sneaking out to watch any games.

Sandra Ighalo said ‘’well it’s a two-way thing, my husband can decide to take charge of the remote and continue to watch previous match or watch other channels like discovery etc. he enjoys sitting in front of tele after work so nothing has changed.

Blessings Tigidam said it’s a cheering news because my husband will stay home and not go to viewing center. It’s time for us to bond some more. Because before I can say jack my husband is at viewing center, drinking and spending all his monies there. I hope that the cancellation will last six month sef.

Monica said its good development. ‘’  Let them go and watch their wives at home. But it might affect women who watch telemundo’’too

As at Friday, the Premier League was one of the last football competitions standing -with fans awaiting the outcome of an emergency meeting.

During the wait, at 10:20 GMT, England’s men’s cricket Test tour or Sri Lanka was cancelled. Then at about 11:00 GMT the Premier League and EFL announced: no football until April.

In fact, there will be no elite football in the whole of Britain for the next three weeks at least – with BBC Sport’s Dan Roan reporting that a Premier League and EFL re-start on 3-4 April is privately deemed “almost impossible”.

The only Six Nations fixture still scheduled for this weekend, Wales v Scotland, was definitely on at 09:30 GMT, but called off by 14:00.

More followed. The Masters was also postponed at 14:00, and it was announced at 17:05 that April’s London Marathon will be moved to October.

There was still some live sport happening. A crowd of 68,859 watched Al Boum Photo win a second successive Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Which sports events have been cancelled because of coronavirus?

On a day of widespread sporting postponements worldwide, here is a round-up:

All elite British football has been suspended until 3 April.

Uefa has postponed next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures

France and Germany’s top two divisions were postponed, joining the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and USA leagues in taking action

The London Marathon has been moved from 26 April to 4 October, with the Manchester and Brighton Marathons also postponed

In rugby union, Saturday’s Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland has been postponed, as has Sunday’s Premiership Cup final between Sale and Harlequins.

England’s Test cricket series in Sri Lanka has been cancelled

Golf’s Masters is postponed, hours after the Players Championship was called off

Cycling’s Giro d’Italia, scheduled to start in Hungary in May, has been called off.

Formula 1 has called off the Vietnam Grand Prix on 5 April

Formula E is suspended for two months affecting races in Paris, Seoul and Jakarta


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