They say ‘you don’t miss something until it’s gone’. The year 2020 has had so many paradigm-shifting moments that it has put the aforementioned saying into perspective. The unexpected demise of Kobe Bryant and his daughter shook the entire basketball fraternity. It brought the NBA to a halt, to pay tribute to this great legend. Nobody could have anticipated what was going to happen next. A small but deadly virus was about to bring the world to its knees.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed its decision to postpone the T20 World Cup. This has presented the Indian cricket board (BCCI) with a window of opportunity to host Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 between September and November of this year. Season 13 of IPL is set to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
This makes me think of the question – If a forward heads the ball into the goal and there is no one in the stadium to clap, did he really score?
Ok, cheer, not clap. That’s a bit of a sensitive topic currently. But, the point remains. Can there be sports without spectators?