Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
4 Jul 2020
5:30 am

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

Wesley Botton

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.

The Wanderers in Joburg will host the New Year's Test this season. Picture: Getty 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...