The Australian Open has now seen multiple players withdraw their names from the tournament. Now, there are many tournaments that have suffered due to this heavy pressure of the COVID-19 Omicron variant havoc. Ten players from the Barcelona FC have tested positive, the USA-Ireland ODI cricket series has been called off and many major tournaments keep getting shifted to new dates. With such pressure on athletes, the situation due to COVID-19 has worsened and it is clear that the sporting world will have to devise more effective ways of featuring their games as postponements remain prominent and the schedule has gone here and there.
Now, with multiple sports lists getting hit by the pandemic almost every year, the sports business suffers a lot and the ripples are felt by the writers, readers, and the fans of different games alike. This is why I call the pandemic vicious because it only worsens the economic condition of sports which could be thriving in the current era, with the internet boon, with growing awareness among different circles regarding sexuality, access, and with so many sharing platforms and the wave of websites, using advanced techniques to draw attention. Still, bettors will bet, bookmakers will release odds, and writers will write even in the economic crisis.