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Sports Direct stores to shut after u-turn

Sports Direct stores to shut after u-turn

Sports Direct has said it will close its stores in a major U-turn after initially calling for its workers to continue selling sports and fitness equipment in the face of coronavirus. Chris Wootton, chief finance officer of owner Frasers Group, said its Sports Direct and Evans Cycles stores will not open on Tuesday.

He said in a "clarification" that they will remain shut, despite stating that government policy "excludes bicycle shops from closure".

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