Kazakhstan Kazakh “Barys” has refused from participation in the playoffs of the Continental hockey League.

the Kazakh “Barys” forced to refuse to participate in the second round of the playoffs the Continental hockey League (KHL) due to the situation with coronavirus, informs a press-service of the team.

In the second round of the playoffs continental hockey League “Barys” was supposed to play with Novosibirsk “Siberia”. The first meeting of the series 1/4 finals had to go through 17 and 19 March, Nur-Sultan, and the return of 21 and 23 March in Novosibirsk.

on Sunday, the Kazakh authorities introduced a regime of emergency in connection with the outbreak of coronavirus. Tightened control at the borders and prohibited conduct of entertainment, sporting and other mass events.

In connection with the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on introduction in Kazakhstan of a state of emergency, “Barys” will not be able to hold a series of play-offs KHL. Thus, the “Barys” forced to withdraw from participation in the Cup of Gagarin of a season 2019/2020. https://t.co/8BuvQrVaV6 pic.twitter.com/tV0e8JEe3C

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Sale of tickets for home matches “Siberia”, which is scheduled for 21 and 23 March in Novosibirsk, also suspended.

Saturday because of the situation with coronavirus with the playoffs starred Finnish “Jokerit”, which was supposed to play in the second round with SKA St. Petersburg.

Finnish journalist Pekka Jalonen expressed dissatisfaction with the leadership of the KHL for the continuation of the drawing the playoffs.

“the Hockey season in Sweden finished. SHL has cancelled the remaining matches. The only (and stupid) the top League in the world, which is not interrupted or postponed, this is the KHL,” wrote Jalonen on Twitter.