‘Stuffy sky’ Fine dust and yellow dust Decided to cancel the Doosan-Kiwoom match on the 12th
Due to the yellow dust and fine dust that hit the country, the progress of the 2023 season KBO League game was disrupted. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) canceled the second day of a three-week series match between Doosan Bears and Kiwoom Heroes, which was scheduled to be held at Jamsil Stadium on the 12th.
The match between Doosan and Kiwoom was decided to be canceled at 5:20 p.m., leaving 1 hour and 10 minutes before the start of the game (6:30 p.m.). According to the KBO rules, ‘if a special weather warning (above warning) such as strong wind, heat wave, fog, fine dust, yellow dust is issued based on the scheduled start time of the game, the decision to cancel the game is made by comprehensively considering the overall situation.’ .메이저사이트
Before the start of the game, the relevant match operation committee member confirms with the local meteorological office (meteorological service) and decides. After the game has started, the referee will decide whether or not to cancel after checking with the local meteorological office (Meteorological Office). However, on this day, the concentration of fine dust (PM10) caused by yellow dust soared to the highest level this year.
According to the Ministry of Environment’s National Institute of Environmental Research and ‘Yonhap News’, the national daily average fine dust concentration was measured at 277μg/m³ as of 1:00 pm on the same day. It is the first time this year that the concentration of fine dust has risen to more than 2.5 times the domestic air quality standard (24-hour average of 100μg/m³). Previously, the highest daily average fine dust concentration this year was 125μg/m³, recorded on January 7th.
As of 5 p.m. at Jamsil Stadium, the concentration of fine dust was measured at 331 μg/m³. In the case of game cancellation criteria in KBO regulations, fine dust is ▲Warning: When PM2.5 (ultra-fine dust) 75μg/m³ or more or PM10 (fine dust) 150μg/m³ or more continues for more than 2 hours ▲Alarm: PM2. 5 ((ultra)fine dust) 150μg/m³ or more or PM10 (fine dust) 300μg/m³ or more lasts for more than 2 hours.
If a fine dust (including ultrafine dust) warning is issued before the start of the game or if the concentration exceeds the standard for issuing a warning, it will be decided whether to cancel. Even when a fine dust warning is issued after the game starts, it is decided whether to cancel the game, and if a warning is issued during the game, it is decided whether to cancel it after the function is over.
Before the cancellation decision was made, Doosan and Kiwoom players did not conduct scheduled batting practice on the ground. Players from both teams practiced batting at the indoor practice range in the stadium.
Director Kiwoom Hong Won-ki said at a meeting with the reporters who visited the scene, “After arriving at Jamsil Stadium, I heard about the fine dust regulations through the manager of the 1st team.” “he said.
As coach Hong mentioned, ahead of the Doosan-Kiwoom match, the Futures League LG Twins-KT Wiz (Iksan Stadium) Goyang Heroes (Kiwoom Future Team)-Hanwha Eagles (Goyang National Team Training Center) Doosan-SSG Landers (Incheon Ganghwa Futures Park), etc. 3 matches were canceled due to fine dust.
This is not the first time that a game has been canceled due to fine dust in the KBO League. On April 6, 2018, the NC Dinos-Doosan (Jamsil Stadium) Hanwha-KT (Suwon KT Wiz Park) Samsung Lions-SK Wyverns (now SSG, Incheon Munhak Stadium) game was canceled.
On May 7, 2021, when social distancing was in full swing after the declaration of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic (global epidemic), Hanwha-LG (Jamsil Stadium) NC-KT (Suwon Katwiz Park) Kiwoom-SSG (Incheon) SSG Landers Field) The match between Doosan Bears and KIA Tigers (Gwangju Champions Field) was canceled.
It was the first time that four KBO League regular season games were canceled at once due to fine dust. The canceled match between Doosan and Kiwoom on this day will be organized later. The two teams will play at the same location on the 13th on the final day of a three-game series during the week.
Kim Dong-ju (Doosan) and Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom) were announced as starting pitchers, respectively. Doosan will put the starting pitcher, who was scheduled to appear on the mound, back on the mound on the 12th. Kiwoom changed Jang Jae-young to Ahn Woo-jin without putting off another day.