Baseball's back in Korea! KBO Opening Day is Tuesday, 5 May

Baseball's back in Korea! KBO Opening Day is Tuesday, 5 May
04/05/2020
Five games behind closed doors will start at 2 pm local time. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that everyday life activities could resume as soon as 6 May.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season will open on Tuesday, 5 May. The opening day will feature five games, all played at 2 pm local time (7 am CEST, 1 am USA Eastern Time):

Doosan Bears-LG Twins
Hanwha Eagles SK Wywerns
NC Dinos-Samsung Lions
Lotte Giants-KT Wiz
Kiwoom Heroes-Kia Tigers

ESPN will televise one KBO game per day, both on TV and the mobile app. ESPN baseball commentators contributing include Karl Ravech, Jon Sciambi, Eduardo Perez, Jessica Mendoza and Kyle Peterson.

The games will be played behind closed doors due to the security measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Korea has recorded so far 10,793 COVID-19 cases and 250 deaths. According to the Korea Centre for Disease Control, only 13 new infections were reported on Sunday, 3 May.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that everyday life activities could resume as soon as Wednesday, 6 May.

"Gatherings and events will be permitted under the condition that they follow disinfection measures," said the Prime Minister.

According to Yonhap News Agency, students will be able to return to schools by mid-May.

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