HOME TAG

COVID 19

Covid-19: US Open

Covid-19: US Open promises consultation over change, Wimbledon to go ahead after French Open postponement

  • Mar 18, 2020
  • pitchhigh
  • 491

The French Open postponement put the Great Court Courts peace one week after the US Open final and led to clashes with the ATP Championships in Metz, St. Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou Seoul, Tokyo, and Wuhan.US  Open organisers responded to their French Open counterparts' decision to move the tennis tournament to September with a statement indirectly criticizing unilateral changes to the Grand Slam schedule.In a move that stunned the world of tennis, the organizers of the French Open today postponed the clay court championship in Roland Garros from May to September 20 to October 20. 4- Because of the pandemic of coronavirus.The change put the championship a week after the US Open final. United States This results in clashes with ATP Championships in Metz, Saint Petersburg, Chengdu, Sofia and Zhuhai, as well as WTA events in Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo and Wuhan.The American Tennis Association (USTA) said that there are currently no plans to change the schedule from August 25 to September 13 the US Open and highlighted that no potential changes will be made until after consulting with other interested parties."As the world approaches, we realize that such a decision should not be made unilaterally," the statement said."Therefore, the USTA will only do this in full consultation with other Grand Slam championships, WTA and ATP, ITF and our partners, including the Laver Cup."The Laver Cup exhibition team, promoted by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, was due to take place from September 25 to 27 in Boston, but will now face the scheduled French Open.Wimbledon tournament organisers said they are still continuing to work on the understanding that Grand Slam grassland stadiums will begin on June 29, while Australian Open tournament organizers continue to work toward the usual start of January for the 2021 version.The ATP Men's Tour, the Women's ATP Tour, and the International Tennis Federation have yet to publicly respond to the move, but some players have turned to social media to criticize the lack of counseling.Canadian Vasek Pospisil, a member of the ATP Players Council, criticized the FFT decision as "selfish" and "arrogant".Post on Twitter: "My problem with the RG decision is the process it was performed in." "The tour should work together if the job is right. Now more than ever."The organizers of the Korean Open tennis tournament said they had not yet heard from the ATP about the effects of the French Open Movement in the tournament, which was to be held in Seoul on September 21 and 27."We are still in talks to adjust the schedule of the Korea Open, but nothing has been decided yet," an official told Reuters. "The schedule will likely change based on adjustments in the ATP calendar."The coronavirus has infected more than 190,000 people and killed more than 7,500 people worldwide.The sport closed in most parts of the world as the ATP Tour announced the suspension and cancellation of the six-week events for the WTA Tour until May 2.The ITF has also suspended all its events, including the new Fed Cup finals next month in Budapest.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League hopes fade, compensation ruled out

  • Mar 24, 2020
  • pitchhigh
  • 405

A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore and compensation is not an option.The current COVID-19 pandemic could see the cancellation of IPL 2020. It is known that while the franchise is preparing for the worst, Canada's top Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials do not seem very optimistic. On Tuesday, IPL franchises were to be held over the phone to discuss future workflows. But it is unlikely to happen now, you know."Given the current situation, I feel this year's IPL may not happen. That's what it looks like," a franchise official told Indian Indian.Total cancellation will cause BCCI to lose more than Rs. 2 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs. 100 crores. Compensation is not an optionPrivileges cannot get any compensation. (In case of cancellation) The money will not go to anyone. "Compensation is out of the question," the official said.The CEO of the franchise agreed and stated that there could be no contingency plan in the event of cancellation.Meanwhile, the room is not even thinking about IPL right now. “Nobody knows about the future. We don’t know when the travel restrictions/visa restrictions (until April 15 until now) will be applied, when things will be settled. A senior British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official told this newspaper” Until then, there is no point (thinking In IPL). "And even if it is established here but it continues in another country ... this is also not clear to us. Japan, the host of the Olympic Games, is talking about a possible delay. This (outbreak) is much greater than any sport or IPL. "Even for truncated IPL, the tournament should start in late April or early May as it cannot extend beyond the first week of June. In 2009, when the IPL was held in South Africa, 59 games were played in 37 days.Unlike the Premier League, for example, IPL does not have the option to wait indefinitely. The Premier League is considering resuming the season in June, but the Indian League T20 cannot exceed the first week of June as there is no other window.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry official did not show much confidence in the IPL contract in September at the expense of the Asia Cup.Even if the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry pressures it, given that the Pakistan Cricket Council (PCB) will host the Asian Cup this year, its suspension may not work, given the prickly relationship between the two chambers."Now, you cannot start thinking about anything. This (problem) must end and only then can you return to the drawing board," said the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry official.Read More: Coronavirus Pandemic Affects On Sports Events

LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

  • Jun 08, 2020
  • pitchhigh
  • 1065

LaLiga Virtual Stand: Madrid, June 8 (IANS), LaLiga has announced that they will use virtualization of stands simulation for television broadcasts alongside the fan voices of FIFA video game in the remaining eleven days of the 2019/20 season.The season will return to work on June 11 with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis and there will be matches for the next seven days after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.Spain's national broadcasters will offer their viewers the "natural" broadcast option for games that are played behind closed doors without fans, but the international audience will only receive enhanced streams with additional audio and graphics.The stands will be virtual and will always provide you with a wide picture of seating enthusiasts in the local club colors. To develop this digital experience, LaLiga teamed up with the Norwegian company VIZRT, which also works with other European leagues.In the moments when the game stops, this fan image can be transformed into a canvas that matches the color of the local team and will carry institutional messages among other things.LaLiga said in a statement that the virtual voice was obtained through cooperation with EA SPORTS FIFA in a project called SOund of the Stands.Through this, the official audio library of LaLiga EA Sponsor, which was recorded in real stadiums, was used and digitally adapted so that it could be implemented in real-time during the match. It will adapt to the flow of the game because when certain situations occur, such as a goal or a foul, creating what is known as atmospheric sound. ""We have made these broadcasting changes so fans can enjoy the LaLiga," said league president Javier Tebas. "We are working with global partners to provide a great experience to the viewers. We are in an exceptional situation, but it was important for us to be able to adapt and provide attractive and direct broadcasts to our fans."Barcelona led the LaLiga race, after collecting 58 points in 27 games. Clasico competitors Real Madrid occupy second place with 56 points, while Sevilla complete the top 3 with 47 points.The league (LaLiga) is following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga, which has become the first European league to resume its season. Meanwhile, the Premier League has also announced June 17 a date for return.Img source: LaLiga, goalArticle source: IANSAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts