Japan's professional baseball payers of Hanshin Tigers celebrate their win over Fukuoka Softbank Hawks following their pre-season games behind closed doors in Fukuoka on February 29, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
Japan's professional baseball season, originally set to open on March 20, will be postponed due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, the league's boss said on Monday.
"We have decided to postpone the opening," Atsushi Saito, the commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball, told reporters. "We aim to open it during April."