So, we are finally in 2020! One has to agree that 2019 was damn erratic in terms of sports. From talking about six(Liverpool’s UCL victory) to Lebron James failing to win a championship to New Zealand losing ICC Men’s 50 over World Cup on boundaries after playing a draw! Told you it was erratic.
Nevertheless, 2020 is here and this year promises action throughout 365 days! With Tokyo taking the center stage again for the Olympics, there are many more tournaments that are here to delight us. Let’s have a look at them:
Australian Open (20th January- 2nd February)
Treat in the very first month! Scorching heat, sweaty players, changing shirts, emotions and grinding for the trophy; huh, what else could be better to start this year?
Who’s your favorite for the tournament?
ICC Women’s T-20 World Cup, Australia (21st February- 8th March)
The seventh edition of this competition is there further heat the home of the current world cup holders. Ten teams, split into two groups, and England starting against South Africa at the WACA.
Told you the heat is going to increase!
Champions League Final, Istanbul (30th May)
Back in Istanbul after 15 years, did a bell ring in your head? Yeah! Will the talk about 7 or someone else going to reign this coveted club championship?
Euro 2020 (12th June-12th July)
24 teams across a host of cities, including Rome, Baku, Amsterdam, Dublin and Bilbao with the semi-finals and final taking place at Wembley. This multi-host tournament will be a different experience altogether for the players and the fans. However, seeing the nature of qualification and the groups it is still hard to figure out where this cup is going to go?
Tokyo Olympics 2020(24th July-9th August)
The standout event of the year! Tokyo is back in the hosting seat for the second time after having it first done in 1964. Medals will be up for grabs in 33 different sports, which includes five new sports – baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.
ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup, Australia (18th October-15th November)
Australia is the only nation, so far, to end and start their summers with ICC tournaments! Who will take the cup away is enticing. Will it be the host win the cup on their home soil for the first time, or is it going to be Eoin Morgans’ men who will be eager to erase the bad memories of 2015, or will it be the reigning champions surprising again?
Told you this year is going to be exciting!