COVID-19 and its potential impact on the NBL
COVID-19 shows no sign of going away.
We have more and more reports of infected people irresponsibly going to public events.
Worldwide we are seeing some precedence where Serie A games are played at empty stadiums and the league itself may even call off the season.
Many concert events are just being cancelled altogether.
Does anyone think it is even possible that the NBL could do soemthing similar if COVID-19 was really an imminent threat to fans, players, staff at games?
What are some of the options we could have :
- Risk it and continue as is towards a best of 5?
- Call it now best of 3 (thereby giving the Kings a chance)?
- It's very late, but call it now and delcare the Wildcats Champions? But it would give Sydney no chance to recover and the Wildcats would have no way of celebrating. Like winning a Gold Medal 5 years down the track when the previous Gold Medalist has been found guilty of prohibited substances.
- Or make it a 2 game series and bring in Points For / Against if Game 2 was too late to cancel but Game 3 is just not possible?