The global economic slump that has been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic could make the sports industry unthinkable. The international cricket’s economic structure is likely to change and lower-ranking countries will face a financial crisis. 

Sporting bodies’ main revenues are approved through broadcasting rights for TV. The halt in sporting activities will lead to financial hits for the majority of sports organizations. Playojo Casino in the UK is very famous for its sports activities.

It is very strange to sit inside for a month or more in your house with movement limits and no live sports practices on television or online. No scores to test, no adrenaline spikes before a long-awaited match. As there are no matches, there are also no hours spent debating what went right or wrong. In fact, this lockdown has changed people’s way of living to a great extent.

Sports also came to a halt when countries across continents put measures in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. This was a tough time for sportsmen, as they were not used to remaining indoors for a long time. Playojo Casino in the UK is a very renowned place for its fun sports events. Sportspersons are deprived of their usual workouts and the change in training schedules. However, despite all this, let us get a closer look at what has happened to sports during this lockdown period:


  •  Football


The top-level soccer league in the US, the Major League Soccer (MLS), has extended their season to at least June 8 as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on 12 April that the African Champions League semi-finals, scheduled to be played in May, would be postponed.


  • Marathons


The London Marathon, which was scheduled to happen on April 26th, has been postponed until October 4th. The Boston Marathon, set to take place on September 14th , was initially scheduled for April 4th. Marathons have also been postponed in Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona.


  • Olympic Games


Olympic Games: the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed by the International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. After weeks of planning by the IOC, the decision was made. The event is now to be held from 23rd July to 8th August 2021.

ed for September 13th, but Martin Seeber, the meeting owner, said he expects to cancel, but will make the decision in the middle of June.


  • Formula 1


Originally scheduled for August 2nd, the Formula One Grand Prix in Hungary was postponed. The organizers said that Formula One plans to begin its season behind closed doors in Austria on July 3-5 2020 and that a revised calendar will be released, followed by the British Grand Prix in Silverstone on similar terms. 


  • Racing


The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24th has been extended to August 23rd and will not be played for the first time since 1946 on the Memorial Day weekend. Based on the “latest Coronavirus outbreak” declared on April 2nd, the French MotoGP was initially scheduled for 15-17 May in Le Mans.


  • Tennis


900 competitions in all its circuits were postponed and half its workers were affected by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). One of the most critical events that was postponed is the revised ITF Fed Cup Finals. It should have been held in Budapest this month.


  • Boxing


The heavyweight world title boxing fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the mandatory Bulgarian IBF Challenger Kubrat Pulev was postponed until June 2020, the promoters said. Asia and Oceania have been relocated from China to Jordan by the Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifiers.


  • Basketball


On March 11th, the NBA said that the season had been postponed until further notice after a player from Utah Jazz had positively tested the virus. This year’s WNBA edition has been a virtual affair. The Women’s League has confirmed that its draft will still be carried out as planned on April 17th, but that the Coronavirus pandemic does not include teams, fans, or the media.

 province of Trentino, the EU Europeenne de Ciclismo (UEC) announced that the European cycling championships scheduled for September were postponed for one year, and that the scheduled start of the Tour de France on June 27th, is now on August 29th and will conclude on September 20th.


  • Cycling


The European cycling championships scheduled for September have been postponed for one year in the Italian province of Trentino, said the Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC) on May 3rd. The Tour de France, which is scheduled to begin on June 27th, will now begin on August 29th and will conclude on September 20th.


  • Cricket


Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva said England’s two-game test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed and reprogrammed for January next year. In March, before the coronavirus outbreak, England was scheduled to perform research in Galle and Colombo. 


  • Judo


All Olympic qualification competitions were terminated until the end of April 2020, by the International Judo Federation.


  • Wrestling


The Asian Championships, scheduled for April 16-25, were canceled in Uzbekistan.


  •  Horse Racing


The Dubai World Cup was postponed to March 22nd by the government’s media department, which is one of the richest horse racing races in the world and a leading annual sporting event in the United Arab Emirates. The Kentucky Derby was scheduled for March 28th but will now take place on September 5th, the 146th edition of the event. 


  • Sumo


According to the Japan Sumo Association, the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament was postponed two weeks after its scheduled launch on May 10th due to coronavirus concerns. The tournament in Tokyo is now scheduled to start in May, and two weeks have passed since the next competition in Aichi Prefecture.

Sports have seen a severe setback due to the coronavirus pandemic but we hope that the situation will be back to normal very soon.