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OKBET sport According to NHK TELEVISION, on the 2nd, 12 professional baseball teams in Japan announced at the temporary meeting of the executive committee that because 7 players of the Hokkaido Japanese Ham Fighters and related staff were diagnosed with new crown pneumonia, it was decided to cancel the three games scheduled for the Chiba Rhode Marine Team to face the Hokkaido Japanese Ham Fighters at the Chiba Marine Stadium from the 3rd.
The Japan Baseball Agency (NPB), which manages the professional baseball league, revealed that the local health center in Hokkaido has asked the Hokkaido Japanese Ham Fighters to stop all activities before screening close contacts and confirming safety. In addition, since the Japanese Ham Fighters have said that it will be difficult to organize new teams to participate in the competition in the short term, it has decided to cancel their related competitions.
It is understood that only one game in last year's professional baseball league was cancelled due to the new crown pneumonia of personnel. This year's season, including four matches of the Hokkaido Japanese Ham Fighters against saitama Seibu Lions, which was scheduled to take place at Sapporo Dome Stadium on the 2nd, has been cancelled so far.
The 12 professional baseball teams are expected to hold another interim committee meeting on the 6th to discuss the next schedule.
Saito, director of the Japanese baseball agency, said that based on the cluster infection incident, the 12 professional baseball teams will take more effective epidemic prevention measures after consultation with the expert group to ensure that the next event can be held safely.
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