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The Industry Will Collapse – Comitis

"The priority is of course the safety of our players, first and foremost. But we need to resume playing football as soon as possible otherwise the industry will collapse. We need to figure out a way to start playing again – having crowds is a sweetener, but people can watch from home.

Playing behind closed doors is not an issue. We don’t get large crowds anyway, unless we are playing Chiefs or Pirates. This is our bread and butter and if we don’t get back to playing, we are losing our sponsorship revenue.

We are in the business of advertis­ing and exposure for players – and that comes with playing matches. If we don’t, there will be a snowball effect. If we leave this too long, we will have broken contracts and have to dip into our re­serves.

We will manage between now and June, but beyond that, the industry will col­lapse."

READ ON: There Is A Deficit In TV Coverage – Matthews

In this 10 article Siya special:

1)  COVID-19: PSL Club Bosses Fear Economic Collapse! 

2) First Glance, Clubs Are Safe…For Now

3) The Big Question: Impact On Sponsorship Deals

4) Does The PSL Have A Contingency Plan?

5) Which Clubs Could Be The Hardest Hit?

6)  The Wheel Needs To Keep Spinning – Kadodia

7) The Industry Will Collapse – Comitis

8) There Is A Deficit In TV Coverage – Matthews

9) Economic Landscape: Who The Biggest Losers Could Be

10) Watch This Space: COVID-19: PSL club bosses fear economic collapse! 

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