The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP
The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Coronavirus: NBA postpones season, NCAA March Madness without fans as empty arenas the new norm

  • Bans on mass gatherings make sporting events top target in trying to contain Covid-19 as leagues grapple with tough decisions
  • The financial toll will be heavy as multiple teams are now set to play games in empty arenas while event cancellations pile up

The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP
The NBA became the first major North American sports league to postpone its season after one of its players tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: AP
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.