By Colin Packham
SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian government will meet on Friday to discuss how sport can restart as the number of new coronavirus cases dwindles and states begin to relax restrictions on social gatherings, two sources familiar with the details told Reuters.
Australia has reported about 6,700 cases of the new coronavirus and 93 deaths, significantly below the levels reported in the United States, Britain and Europe. Growth in new infections has slowed to less 0.5% a day, compared to 25% a month ago.
“The agenda includes the principles for sport and other recreational activities,” one source familiar with the cabinet agenda told Reuters.
Coronavirus has shredded the global sporting calendar including, putting top European soccer leagues and the National Basketball Association on hold, and forced the delay of the Olympics.
The sporting suspensions have left some codes under mounting financial pressures as revenues run…