I have always understood that CISNOC can only dictate as to what the national federations can do when it comes to Pacific and Mini Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.
I just find it bizarre that CISNOC can tell the federations how to run their own competitions because that has not been the case in the past.
I have not heard of the Australian or New Zealand equivalents of CISNOC placing restrictions and reinforcing “bans” on individual sports. The main reason why sports cannot kick off in those countries is because of the physical distancing restrictions which are backed up by the law – are our “bans” legal?
The argument against the playing of contact sports because of the risk of flying someone to New Zealand in the event of a serious injury (as there is only one flight per week) is in my view, a weak one.
The country has been declared Covid-19-free by the prime minister since last month, so why are we trying to wrap everything up in cotton wool?