The spread of the notorious COVID-19 virus resulted in a temporary halt in the sporting community. Major football leagues across the world have been suspended indefinitely. Even cricket took a hit with the PAK T20 league semi-finals and South Africa Momentum Cup semi-finals being suspended.
Howzat’s fair play policy ensures that players who might have joined any fantasy cricket/football/kabaddi league that were abandoned, get the full joining amount refunded. While there is certainly angst amongst the players due to the limited matches available to play fantasy sports, the sports fanatics are also left wondering whether or not there will be a winner for the various leagues and tournaments. Football leagues like the ones in England, Italy, Spain, etc. have had fans invested in the results since August 2019. With new and incorrect information circulating on the internet, we at Howzat have taken the onus to jot down the latest information on all the major leagues and tournaments for our viewers. Although, fair warning that all the information mentioned here is subject to change and we’ll try our best to keep this blog updated with the latest information!
Indian T20 League: The league has been postponed to 15th April as of now. The Indian cricket board should be releasing an updated schedule soon
Pakistan T20 League: The league has been postponed indefinitely but it won’t stand void as the Pakistan cricket board will hold the matches in the near future to decide a winner
South Africa Momentum Cup: The South African cricket board has also suspended all international and domestic cups for a minimum period of 60 days. The matches will resume afterwards
Dhaka T20 League: The league has been halted till at least 31st March 2020. The date to resume the league has not been finalized yet
Over 50s World Cup: The over 50s world cup, 2020 edition has been called off amidst demographic concern
England tour of Sri Lanka: The series has been postponed till further notice
English Football League: The top tier league has been postponed till 30th April. The football body has also lifted the rule which stated the league must finish by 1st June due to the Euros getting postponed. This will give LFC fans a much-needed respite amidst the rumours that the league will be declared void. LFC has waited for 3 decades to win the league
European Club Championships: After the English football showed their commitment to complete the season, the European footballing body also decided to find a winner for both their tournaments which were suspended at the Round of 16 stage. A mini-tournament could be hosted in Istanbul & Gdansk where the finals were supposed to be held. The tournaments would see a single match for each of the rounds instead of the two legs that we are accustomed to. This seems like the most logical solution in these trying times but final confirmation is yet to be announced
European Intl. Championship: The world was all set to witness the finest international football action in June 2020 in the European Intl. Championship but amidst the growing concerns, the tournament has been postponed to 2021
Italian Football League: The Italian football body is deciding between one of the three following outcomes-
- Declare the title vacant and decide the European club championship spots based on the current standings. No relegation
- Declare the season to be over. The current standings will be final and the Euro spots and relegation spots will be as it is
- Have a playoff series to decide who wins and who gets relegated
Spanish Football League: The Spanish football committee is yet to decide how they will proceed to choose a winner in case the league gets suspended. The committee’s decision will be final although there is no clarity on how they will arrive at the decision
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