Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s dwelling match towards Nagoya on Sunday night was known as off as Japan battles a surge of COVID-19 infections, significantly in cities reminiscent of Tokyo and Osaka, stoking public fears a few second wave.
Nagoya defender Kazuya Miyahara developed fever and headache on Friday and examined optimistic for the virus.
The workforce examined 60 gamers and officers, with one other participant and a employees member testing optimistic regardless of exhibiting no signs.
“We had a gathering within the morning, and determined to cancel this sport,” J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai instructed native media.
“I believe the way in which the workforce performed itself was acceptable. However the truth that optimistic circumstances have been detected tells us that we have to proceed to work on our an infection prevention measures,” Murai stated.
Main sports activities reminiscent of soccer, baseball and sumo resumed competitions in entrance of restricted variety of followers over the previous few weeks underneath strict infection-prevention protocols.
Eight different first-division video games on Sunday had been anticipated to go forward as scheduled.
The J-League returned to motion behind closed doorways in June and commenced permitting followers into stadiums earlier this month.
Japan reported 809 new circumstances on Saturday, in contrast with 99 circumstances detected a month in the past and 27 circumstances discovered on Could 26.