The KHL ahead of schedule finished a season due to the spread of the coronavirus

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the Management of Continental hockey League (KHL) has decided to terminate the season-2019/2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. About it reports Agency “Moscow” with reference to the press service of the League.

“the Decision to cancel the remainder of the season 2019/2020 taken after consultation with all interested parties and is dictated by the health security of players, fans, staff, clubs and everyone involved in the organization and conduct of matches of the League”, – stated in the message.

Also stresses that the League is considering several options for the continuation of the tournament is completing without an audience in the format of “final six” or alternatively postpone the restart of the championship until June and July. Subsequently, from these solutions refused.

the League has explained the decision on refusal in completing the current season because the transfers would have a negative impact on the following drawing. This applies both to changes in training times and organizational issues, in particular in respect of the transfer Windows.

At the moment it is unknown how will be allocated places in the final standings. This decision will consider at the next meeting of the Board of Directors of the KHL. At the same time will be determined by the number of participants of the season 2022/2021.

Earlier, the owner of football club “Spartak” Leonid Fedun has expressed a similar idea in relation to the Russian Premier League football. The functionary said that the championship is to finish not to be, and space should be allocated in accordance with existing table. With this solution the champion of the country will be “Zenith”.

According to the latest who data, the coronavirus in the world are already infected more than 375 thousand people, more than 16.3 thousand died. On the background of the pandemic, the international Olympic Committee took the decision to postpone the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2022.

the Number of people infected with coronavirus in Russia over the past day has increased from 495 to 658 people. During the day, the number of new cases increased by 163. Of these, 120 prihodjatI’m on Moscow.

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