The Chinese Basketball Association restarted its season behind closed doors after being suspended for five months.

The CBA was originally suspended on January 24th.

The league's resumption featured 20 teams divided into two divisions, with limited venues, and no fans inside the stadium.

"As the first national large-scale sports event to be restarted in China, the CBA rematch has a strategic significance for comprehensively promoting the resumption of production and restoring life, and its social impact has exceeded the basketball itself," wrote Yao Ming in an open letter discussing the league's return.