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Conducting Sports Events Under Social Distancing

In an unprecedented turn of events, the pandemic has brought the entire sports world across the world into a standstill. At a time when the cricket season in India would have been at its peak, this has become difficult for the players as well the fans. 

In a good gesture and to entertain the fans, most of the players are regularly connected with their fans through various virtual activities and encouraging them to keep up their spirits at this difficult time. 

While the players may be getting a much-needed break from the game, the fans, on the other hand, might have just cheated out of their biggest gaming platform, the fantasy sports.

Growth of fantasy sports

Fantasy Sports is an opportunity for the fans to be on more active participation with any game. Here they are allowed to pick a team of their choice and with those players’ performance, the fans would be getting specific points. 

Indians seem to have an opinion about anything and everything and this trait happen to be a huge asset when playing Fantasy sports. Their knowledge in the game of cricket has made each of them an expert that is evident in the sudden surge in fantasy cricket app downloads. There also are several such apps that made the sport more interesting and competitive among the fans. 

It’s not all about cricket

Though it was cricket that made its first mark in this area, Kabaddi and Football slowly made into this elite club. Over the last few years, leagues of these respective sports have also developed a huge fan following. These fans didn’t hesitate too much for overflowing into this virtual gaming as well.

It is important to note that the fantasy sports saw its growth with the American National Football League and became a huge success. Gradually this saw its way to India as well. 

Online games are catching up

Ever since the lockdown and cancellation of all the sports events, fans of all sports were finding it difficult to pass their time. This is when the online games came into the limelight. Nowadays, there are multiple games that are offering team events so that you strictly follow social distancing but still manage to make a team event. Card games happen to be the most popular at the moment where several people can join virtually and have a thrilling match. 

Ever since the lockdown and cancellation of all the sports events, fans of all sports were finding it difficult to pass their time. This is when the online games came into the limelight. Nowadays, there are multiple games that are offering team events so that you strictly follow social distancing but still manage to make a team event. Card games happen to be the most popular at the moment where several people can join virtually and have a thrilling match. 

Conclusion

As per some statistics, the number of users for fantasy sports is increasing by millions every year. The virtual sports is slowly making its presence felt with its huge fan following. While fantasy cricket may have suffered a bit at the moment, there are developments such as the recent Virtual Country Cricket Championship to keep the fans entertained. 

There seems to be no fixed date on when the sports world could wake up from this slump. But online entities aim to keep the fans engaged and are making them more hooked to their respective platforms to revive the sports world easily.  

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