Professional Baseball 25 May 22 to be announced on May 25 22:15
Professional baseball held a meeting on 22 February with representatives of the 12-team team, and Commissioner Saito expressed his intention to announce the opening date of the season, which has been postponed due to the effects of the new coronavirus, if the state of emergency was lifted in all prefectures on The 25th of this month.
At the “Counter-Communication Sit-In” meeting held in the afternoon by professional baseball and the Football League, infectious disease experts expressed a positive view for the start of the season.
In response, representatives of the baseball team held an online meeting, and Commissioner Saito expressed his intention to announce the opening date of the season as soon as the government lifts the declaration of an emergency in the metropolitan area of The Capital and Hokkaido on The Day of the Month.
According to the people concerned, the policy of aiming for the next month has not changed at the shortest possible time. Regarding the schedule of the match after the opening match, he said, “Both leagues are discussing how to avoid the risk of moving the team, and the concrete plan has been finalized.”
In addition, in a roadmap to ease the request for closure, announced by Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, commissioner Saito said, “You cannot run only baseball without the consent and support of the local head, regarding the inclusion of a non-spectator game for professional baseball in step 1. I think i was able to understand the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the baseball team.”