16 Mar 2011

J.League postponed indefinitely

6:02 am on 16 March 2011

Japanese football's J.League has been suspended indefinitely after last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The first and second division clubs held an emergency meeting at the J.League's headquarters in Tokyo last night.

On Monday, the J.League postponed all March fixtures but said it hoped to restart the season at the start of next month.

Since then, fears of radiation leaks from a nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture have grown as the country struggles to come to terms with Friday's 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami that has estimated to have claimed at least 10,000 lives.

With radiation leaks reaching as far as the greater Tokyo region, many clubs cancelled training yesterday.