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Sport codes must go all-out, not glance about uncertainly

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If they don’t want to be left lagging, federations need to be brave enough to step into the unknown, as Cricket SA is doing with the unique 3T Cricket clash.


04 Jul 2020
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Sport codes must go all-out, not glance about uncertainly

While no cricket is currently being played at the Wanderers Stadium, Central Gauteng Lions officials say they are ready when they get the green light for play to resume. Picture: Gallo Images

There’s a golden rule in long-distance running: when you can see the finish line, you don’t look back. By turning to glance backwards, athletes lose momentum when they need it most. More importantly, they display both fear and uncertainty, offering their opponents a chance to strike. Though many sports still face a long road on the path to resumption, the lengthy suspension of multiple codes has finally been lifted as their lockdown hiatus hits the home straight. For all the health and safety protocols that have to be met, however, it seems most of the eight codes have eased up...

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