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How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World

Over the past two years, Covid rendered spectator sports—that symbol of civilisational normality—into a battleground of perception

How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World
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How Covid Has Hit Sports And Spectators Around The World
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2022-01-08T08:48:12+05:30

Back in 1939, the story goes, a member of the MCC at Lord’s saw a worker rem­­oving the bust of cricketer W.G. Grace on display there, to put it in safe storage. Turning to a colleague he said, “Good Lord! This means war.”

In March 2020, when the Tokyo Olympics were cancelled, we said in effect, “Good Lord! This mea­ns the end of normality.”

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