The National Lacrosse League sent out a media advisory that announced the league would be suspending the remainder of its 2020 season until further notice due to concerns over the coronavirus.
In the advisory, the league said:
“The National Lacrosse League has determined that it is in the best interests of our fans, our players, our coaches and our staff to temporarily suspend play until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate this situation and remain in constant communication with health, team, business and league officials across North America. Security and safety is our top priority and focus in these challenging and unprecedented times, and we will continue to provide updates on resumption and rescheduling of play as they are determined.”
National Lacrosse League Media Advisory
The National Basketball Association suspended the remainder of its basketball season last night as a player had been confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus, leading to the cancelation of last night’s Utah Jazz – Oklahoma City matchup.
The National Hockey League canceled all of its morning skates, practices and team meetings on Thursday, and would be thought to likely suspend or cancel the remainder of its season as well. As the NHL shares many of its venues with NLL teams, a suspension of the NHL season would have meant that the NLL would have been forced into a similar decision at this point in the year had the NLL not made this announcement today. That information could have likely been a factor in the decision.
In college athletics, the Ivy League canceled the remainder of its spring seasons yesterday, while the Patriot League announced it would cancel the remainder of its spring seasons today. Individual teams like Amherst — who was the first university to make this decision — have also suspended or canceled the remainder of their spring sport seasons due to concerns over the coronavirus.
More information will be updated on the National Lacrosse League coronavirus situation as it becomes available.
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