The Swiss Eishockeylubs had want find on Friday whether and how they would play in times of Coronavirus in a Playoff. You now have access to the Ticino cantonal government accepted the decision: to 29. March in the Swiss sun all sport tube forbidden events, even the halls remain closed. And there are three Ticino Clubs (Lugano, Ambri, Biasca) are still engaged in the National and the Swiss League, is clear: it means the abrupt end to the hockey season 2019/20.
It is probably better that way. Prefer an end with horror than a horror without end. It would in any case become problematic, a Playoff to pull off, meanwhile, are all around, in Europe the ice-hockey Championships, was canceled. In Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Norway have already happened. In the Czech Republic, the game is placed in operation by the end of March on the ice. Other leagues will have reason to bow.
Waiting for the first case,
The Clubs want to discuss this on Thursday morning, as you can with the new Situation, want to deal with it. However, it is clear that only one thing remains: the season to cancel. Especially since other cantons may follow the example of the Canton of Ticino. Some Clubs are likely to be happy, you need to make this decision yourself. And you can now make compared with the TV-partners, who do not receive the agreed product, force majeure.
It is also the world Cup
For the UPC, the to Mysports, the football is excellently presented, threatens, and for the SRG, the elimination of the Playoff, is a heavy blow. The game plan for the ghosts of Playoff total with Games every second day would have been. Now, only records of earlier, better days. And holes in the coffers of the Clubs and the TV station.
Still on the program, the ice hockey world championship in Zurich and Lausanne is 8. May. But this will take place, appears increasingly unrealistic. It would probably be the best strategy to work to push it to 2021, but in Switzerland.
Created: 11.03.2020, 18:40 PMUpdated Date: 11 March 2020, 18:00