The impact of Coronavirus on sports is devastating, to say the least!
All around the globe, the staging of all kinds of sporting events are being affected because of COVID-19.
Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the NBA said:
“We’ve launched an NBA 2K competition [an esports form of the game] with players streaming from their homes. We’ve expedited production to bring forward the release of a Michael Jordan documentary. We’re hosting live quarantine parties on social media with current and former players, and we’re showing classic games every night – all things to continue to engage our fans during this time.”
Here are some of the major sporting events that have received major setbacks, because of Coronavirus:
- The Evian Championship, a golfing event for ladies, the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association’s first major of 2020, has been cancelled.
- Premiership Rugby has hopes that it will start the 2019-20 season on Saturday, 15 August.
- The PDC Tour will take place in July 2020, behind closed doors.
- The European Gymnastics Championships, which was scheduled to be held in April/May 2020, has been rescheduled and will now be held in Baku, in December 2020.
- India has postponed their June 2020 limited-overs cricket tour of Sri Lanka.
- Regarding Formula 1, this year’s Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese grand prix are cancelled.
- The West Indies cricket team has opted out of travelling to the UK, to play July’s Test series.
- The World Para Athletics European Championships, which had been scheduled to take place in Bydgoszcz, Poland, from June 2-7, 2020, will now be held in the year 2021.
- In football, Liverpool will be playing home games at Anfield.
- The Wales Rally GB, a motorsport event, which was scheduled to be held from October 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020, has been cancelled.
As can be seen, the impact of Coronavirus on sports is devastating.