KBO suspends all games after Covid-19 outbreak

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KBO suspends all games after Covid-19 outbreak

The Korea Baseball Organization held an emergency board meeting with all 10 club CEOs on Monday. [NEWS1]

The Korea Baseball Organization held an emergency board meeting with all 10 club CEOs on Monday. [NEWS1]

 
The KBO has postponed all 30 games scheduled from July 13 to July 18 after holding an emergency board meeting with all 10 club CEOs on Monday, effectively suspending the league until Aug. 9.
 
The KBO would have had one week left to play before it breaks for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on July 19.
 
The KBO is currently struggling with a Covid-19 outbreak. Two members of the NC Dinos tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday with one additional member testing positive on Saturday. Two members of the Doosan Bears also tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. These outbreaks led to two series being completely canceled over the weekend and a third being interrupted.
 
A total of 90 games could have been canceled if it were not for the international break starting on July 19. Instead, the KBO will miss out on the two series scheduled for each team this week.
 
The league will now break for 28 days until Aug. 9, when it is scheduled to resume after the 2020 Tokyo Games.

BY YUN SO-HYANG [yun.sohyang@joongang.co.kr]
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