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27 May 2020
8:00 am

SA sports bodies have to get creative

This is needed as local sporting bodies figure out how to operate within lockdown regulations.

Tiger Woods and retired NFL player Peyton Manning read a putt on the sixth green during a four-man charity golf tournament at Medalist Golf Club in Florida which serves as Woods' home golf course. . GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Mike Ehrmann

Sport, like so many other aspects of life, will never be the same again. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, various sporting codes and their organisations have been wracking their brains to come up with new ideas of how to continue plying their trade under new conditions. From playing behind closed doors to reinventing their sports and, more importantly, limiting contact as much as possible, sporting bodies have had to think outside of the box. Cricket banned using saliva to shine the ball, baseball prohibited players from spitting and showering at venues, while rugby suggested changing rules for rucks and mauls...