NPB to Postpone Regular Season

Nippon Professional Baseball has decided to postpone the regular season due to the corona virus outbreak. The Japanese government had established a policy to discourage holding events that would draw large crowds. The NPB was scheduled to begin their season next week. On Sunday the government will review their policy.

Though no date has been set on the resumption of the season, there was some talk of late April. The soccer league, which had already started its season, postponed the season on February 25th and was scheduled to restart on March 18. It is expected they will also push back the resumption to their season.

Japan may be playing it extra cautious in order for an outbreak not to occur, impacting the start to the Olympics. Many have been calling for the Olympics to either be cancelled or pushed back. Moving it to another site appears out of the question since every country seems to be impacted by the virus.

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