Wildey wrote:Also there is a distinction between what sports can be played outside and what can or canot be played inside in a confined space which the Crucible is.
Yes, that's right. I think the measures published today basically implies that any sports will have to be behind closed doors before July (at least). Possibly a few spectators can be admitted to the Crucible in August, but certainly not a full crowd - not even close. I also think a general media ban would be inevitable, but that's not going to bother anyone.
One of the issues they will have to ensure is the protection of employees, essentially referees and stage managers. Limited PPE (basically facemasks) is allowable in situations where social distancing isn't possible. But I still think the reassurance of testing everyone onsite would be the way to go. Someone on here suggested taking out some (unused) seats in the Crucible to allow for two tables, which is interesting if possible.
I'm pretty certain that football are trying to start up sometime in June. If they can do that then snooker should be able to run, even if indoors.
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