The major League baseball (MLB) all-star game in 2020 will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the MLB website.
The game was scheduled to take place on July 14 at Los Angeles Dodgers stadium. As a result, the Dodgers will host the MLB all-star Game in 2022. In 2021, the game will be held in Atlanta.
The MLB all-star game is canceled for the first time since 1945. Then the game was canceled due to restrictions on movement due to world war II.
The start of the 2020 MLB season, which was scheduled for March, was postponed to July 23-24 due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the League announced that the first organized test for coronavirus revealed 38 positive results from 3185 samples taken. The virus was detected in 31 players and 7 people from the clubs ‘ staff.
The start of the season, Major League baseball moved after recommendations by the CDC
The start of the season in Major League baseball (MLB) has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, according to the League’s website.
According to the report, the decision was made after the recommendation of the us Centers for disease prevention and control (CDC) to cancel or postpone events involving more than 50 people throughout the country over the next eight weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus.
“MLB will keep fans informed of decisions regarding plans for 2020 in the coming days and weeks. The clubs want to play as many games as possible when the season starts, ” the statement said.
The 30-club MLB season was scheduled to start on March 26.
Previously, seasons in the National hockey League and National basketball Association were suspended due to coronavirus.
In Taiwan transferred the Olympic qualifying tournament in baseball
The final baseball qualification tournament for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, which was scheduled to take place on April 1-5 in Taiwan, was postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to the website of the world baseball and softball Confederation (WBSC).
Currently, the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament is scheduled for June 17-21. Baseball was first included in the Olympic games program along with softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, and surfing.
As of Sunday, 39 people were infected with the new coronavirus in Taiwan (one of them died and nine were cured).
Chinese authorities on December 31, 2019 informed the world health organization (who) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the Central part of the country (Hubei province). Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – a new coronavirus. Who recognized the outbreak as an international emergency and gave the disease its official name, COVID-19.
The number of infected in mainland China exceeded 80 thousand people, 2912 died, and almost 44.5 thousand were cured. Cases of infection outside the PRC were recorded, according to the latest who data, in 58 countries, the number of infected exceeded 7 thousand, 104 people died.