The B-League announced Friday that it will cancel the rest of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan’s professional basketball league has decided to drop the rest of its regular season and playoffs after canceling a total of 95 games in the first and second divisions scheduled between March 20 and April 1 .
(Kawasaki players Brave Thunders and Levanga Hokkaido warm up for their Japan B.League basketball game that was held behind closed doors at Todoroki Arena due to concerns about Covid-19, before canceling the game after Levanga Hokkaido announced that three players have a fever on March 14, 2020 in Kawasaki.)[Getty/Kyodo]
Composed of 36 teams competing in two divisions, it is the last sports organization in Japan to end its season. The B-League final was to be played in May.
The Japan Rugby Top League said on Monday that it had canceled all matches to protect players and fans.
While the B-League had suspended its season for two weeks from the end of February, it resumed on March 14 in camera. However, he suspended the games once again due to mounting concerns over the pneumonia virus.
The Japanese pro baseball league aims to open its season on April 24 after postponing its scheduled start on March 20. The J-League plans to resume on May 9 after the games were suspended late last month.