The National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday the 2021 Pro Bowl has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic while awarding the 2022 edition of the all-star contest to Las Vegas.

The 2021 Pro Bowl was set to be played on January 31 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the new $2 billion, 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders, who relocated from Oakland for the start of the 2020 campaign.

The league along with the NFL Players Association will work with partners to create “engaging virtual activities” to replace the game and pay tribute to the 88 players selected to the Pro Bowl all-star rosters.

However, NFL fans can still vote for players to Pro Bowl rosters starting November 17, with full rosters being revealed in December. Votes by players, fans and coaches each count for one-third of the total points to selecting players.

The Pro Bowl becomes the latest NFL event to be wiped out by the pandemic, after the cancellation of the entire slate of August pre-season games and the 2020 NFL Draft being conducted virtually earlier.

The NFL and NFLPA’s plan is to play a full regular and postseason schedule, culminating at the Super Bowl.

Along with the 2022 Pro Bowl, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are also scheduled to host the 2022 NFL Draft.