Coronavirus Outbreak: Japanese baseball season to commence from 19 June with matches to be played behind closed doors
Japan’s professional baseball season will open on 19 June under a plan that excludes fans.
Tokyo: Japan’s professional baseball season will open on 19 June under a plan that excludes fans.
League commissioner Atsushi Saito made the announcement on Monday after an online meeting with representatives of the league's 12 teams.
The announcement came as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The state of emergency was lifted earlier this month for other parts of the country.
Teams can begin practice games on 2 June, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.
Japan joins South Korea and Taiwan whose leagues are open and playing largely without fans.
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