Sports and history are closely related with each other.
It is a must for a sports writer to know the history of the game he chooses to write on.
In order to write a review on any sport competition, the critic should have knowledge of competitions held in the past.
A comparative study of the skills, techniques and strategies used in the past and developments or improvements in the present makes the review comprehensive.
The writer has to resort to history while writing columns or articles on sports events like Olympics or Asiad or any national or international matches.
While commentating on Akashvani and Doordarshan, an expert commentator needs to have good knowledge of the history of the game, previous records of illustrious and eminent players, statistical analysis and historical anecdotes related to the game and players.
Coaches, special experts, selection committee should have information of the players, their strength and weakness and also history of the players in the opposing team. Even players should know history of their competitors.
In short, it is essential to know the history of all the aspects related to sports.