A risky call, but it's time to open the lid on sport

17 May 2020 - 00:01 By Sunday Times Editorial

Who would have thought fans would long for the day they could watch sport in empty stadiums on TV? It's a soulless environment for the players and distant supporters, but this could be the new normal in the era of Covid-19.

Broadcasters and league owners will be the main beneficiaries of these matches - whether it's soccer, rugby or any other code - and hopefully authorities will demand they take the strictest care to ensure the health of players, match officials and TV crews...

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