Coronavirus: NFL cancels 2021 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced Wednesday that it has canceled the 2021 Pro Bowl, citing the coronavirus pandemic and a desire to complete its full regular season and postseason schedule.

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Las Vegas, which had been scheduled to host the game on Jan. 31, 2021, will instead host the 2022 game, the NFL said.

This will be the first time since 1949 that the NFL will not host a Pro Bowl or some kind of postseason all-star game, ESPN reported.

Although the game has been scrubbed, league officials said Pro Bowl teams will still be named at the end of the season. Fans, players and coaches will vote for Pro Bowlers.

Each group’s vote counts as one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players.

The voting for fans begins Nov. 17, the NFL said.

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