The season in south Korean baseball begins Tuesday with five matches behind closed doors, which augur well for a gradual recovery of the highly anticipated professional sport in this country that was a few months ago one of the first outbreaks of coronavirus, to the delight of the viewers lack of “direct” in the world.
The footballers will in their turn Friday, with the kickoff of the K-League, the professional league, before that some of the best female golfers in south korea, do not clash the next week.
No spectators will be allowed in the stands of the five speakers who will host on Tuesday the first matches of the federation of south Korean baseball (KBO), including the season professional should begin on the 28th of march.
Health measures, drastic have also been imposed on the players, who will be required to wear a face mask at all times, except on the field and on the bench. All will be required to have two temperature controls before the match.
The federation has also forbidden to shake hands or exchange a “high five” (slapping the palm of your hand), and all sputum is strictly prohibited.
A lesser evil for the fans of the sport the most popular in South Korea, whose recovery can be followed well beyond the shores of the peninsula.
The american chain of sports ESPN has announced that it retransmettrait now each week, six meetings of KBO, to the delight of the american fans of baseball completely deprived of live matches in the United States because of the sars coronavirus.
South Korea was one of the first countries strongly contaminated by the disease, out-of-home chinese. It was the end of February the second is the most affected country in the world.
But Seoul managed to reverse the curve of the contamination with an aggressive strategy of testing all people in contact with cases of the disease. It was announced on Tuesday three new cases, bringing the total to 10 of 804 for 252 deaths.
The K-League, which would have had to start on the 29th of February, will finally start on Friday with the clash between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, triple champion in title, and the Suwon Bluewings, who won the FA Cup in 2019.
A sign of the will, abroad, to reconnect with the live broadcasts, broadcasters from ten countries have bought the rights to the K-League.
South Korea will also be next week the first country to again allow the events of women’s golf professional after the crisis of the Covid-19.
The women’s golf world is dominated by the South-Korean, who are eight players in the Top 20, including the number one Ko Jin-young.
The championship of the federation of south Korean women (KLPGA); will begin may 14, in Yangju, east of Seoul with, on the greens, 144 golfers including the number six in the world Kim Sei-young, and the number 10, Lee Jeong-eun.