Yup! You heard right! Amidst all the chaos going on around COVID-19, and all the football fans disappointed with nothing new to watch on TV, Belarusian Premier League has managed to grab the imagination of
Yup! You heard right! Amidst all the chaos going on around COVID-19, and all the football fans disappointed with nothing new to watch on TV, Belarusian Premier League has managed to grab the imagination of sports-starved football fans all across the world.
The Belarusian Premier League has decided to continue with its ongoing schedule despite the multiple risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. With no other sports to watch all around the world, the fans have found a new form of relief in this competition and its clubs.
Since most of us are pretty unaware of this new football league airing on TV, we thought we would put together a little compilation regarding the fun facts involving the Belarusian Premier League 2020.
Starting with the most critical question is wrapped around everyone’s heads right now is ‘Why is this premier league still allowed to continue as normal?’ We have answers to calm you down. The Belarusian president Mr. Alexander Lukashenko has a pretty unique take on the global pandemic.
Mr. Lukashenko, who has been in position ever since the office was established in 1994, believes that it is better to die on your feet than to exist on your knees. He gave away this message while playing ice hockey on a Saturday.
The 65-year-old president further advised people not to drink vodka at home. Regardless of whatever people think about the premier league, the Belarusian team has gained immense popularity in recent times. Not only popularity but also the League has secured broadcasting rights in almost ten different countries.
For the countries that are unable to witness the broadcasting, there is always the internet, there you can go back to. Though most of the clubs from the Belarusian premier league 2020 have upped their digital media game and becoming extremely popular, the premier league has been in existence since 1993.
Facts about the league:
With only a couple of 100 supporters for each match in their home ground, the premier league comprises of 16 teams playing against each other – home and away. Dinamo Minsk, the first dominant side has claimed 6 out of the first seven championships and is on a roll.
However, the team has managed to win just once since 1997, so we can just hope for another win. Dinamo Minsk was the only representation from Belarus in the top league during the Soviet era and managed to win the Soviet league in 1982.
Belarusian premier league 2020 is one of the associations currently operating, others being in Burundi and Nicaragua, and is in a precarious position. An organised supporters group called ‘Local Ultras’ from Dynamo Minsk has admitted to not attending their team’s celebrations this weekend due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The real question that lies in front of the league right now is whether or not to bow down to their fans’ pressure. If they decide to take a step back, the fans might have to travel a bit farther geographically to witness another league happening in Tajikistan. Only time will tell! Until then, we hope the best team wins.