Indonesian sports adjust to survive pandemic

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One league has been canceled, while another has been put on hold.
Members of the Indonesian professional sports community are among those who have to slow things down as the pandemic continues to thwart plans to put on regular events.

One league has been cancelled, while another has been put on hold.

The national top-tier basketball league, the Indonesian Basketball League (IBL), has decided to cancel the 2020 season after the sixth series as the organizers thought it would be too risky to run the competition during the pandemic.

This year's season was originally scheduled to take place from January to March. However, as a result of the pandemic, which hit the country in March, the operator decided to delay resuming several times before eventually calling it off.

"After the delays, the 2020 league was planned to resume from Oct. 13 to 27, and we had made preparations for it," IBL president director Junas Miradiarsyah said in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com.

"Nevertheless, looking at the latest pandemic developments, and considering that we're here to support the government [in tackling the coronavirus], we have decided to cancel the 2020 season. We've discussed the matter internally, and we think this is the best decision for all," he…
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