Even though the year 2020 was not ideal for athletes and sports fans, the year 2021 has plenty to offer. Between the Tokyo Olympics, the England Championships, and the Men’s T20 World Cup, there are some huge championship events to keep your eye on. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has a handle on it, there are a series of events ahead of us. This may be the optimism talking, but the year 2021 has the potential to be a super sports year.
An exciting cricket season
India finished 2020 on a high note after clinching a memorable Boxing Day Test against Australia. The team was able to live up to their hype accordingly to Starpick, despite captain Virat Kohli missing, as well as other star players. India will start the New Year with a third Test in Sydney and then shift to England in a 4-Test series. India will then begin their preparations for the sports league with a five-match series in Ahmedabad. It’s going to be a fun season for fans of the India team.
Many countries are hopeful their players can get matches in with their respective professional leagues since the FIFA rankings were unchanged during the year 2020. The Super League project would provide those matches, but also give clubs a chance to recoup the financial costs they lost last year. Either way, it’s more soccer and it will feature some of the game’s best stars. Who doesn’t want that?
The Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics were originally scheduled for 2020 but were moved back one year due to the pandemic. While the summer is months away, it’s looking like we will see this year’s edition with a limited fan base and plenty of masks. Still, the summer classic that features shooting, badminton, boxing, wrestling, and hockey will feature plenty of views.
The Super Bowl
Even if you are not a huge fan of American football, the Super Bowl is a must-watch event that happens every year. For now, football has been handling the pandemic well and is about to conclude its 17-week regular season with limited cancellations. The postseason is set to begin in two weeks. Teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and Green Bay Packers will begin their quest to take down the defending Super Bowl champions in the Kansas City Chiefs. The event will take place on the first Sunday in February.
Winter & Spring Sports
The NBA season began its 72-game season in December, while the National Hockey League will begin in the middle of January. Both leagues are starting on short rest but will take place from January through May. There is no confirmation that baseball will return so these sports will have to take us through the spring. In the end, despite fans not being able to attend games, there has been plenty of excitement with close competition. It would have felt much better if we were there, but at least sports are back. Get ready for an incredible year in sports in 2021.