16 Mar 2020

Local sports clubs may not survive Covid-19 pandamic closures

From Checkpoint, 5:47 pm on 16 March 2020

Some local sports clubs may not survive the Covid-19 pandemic, as the outbreak continues to decimate the sporting calendar.

Events and matches across the globe are either being cancelled or going ahead in empty stadiums to avoid mass gatherings.

The Super Rugby tournament has been suspended, Black Caps' one-dayers have been cancelled, the Black Sticks won't be travelling to pro league games in Europe, and two Kiwi teams are in Australia for the forseeable future.

Overseas the UK is considering banning sporting fixtures, Ferrari has shut down its Formula 1 and road car factories, and the NBA basketball is suspended until further notice - to name a few.

Amy Williams reports.