L’EuroLeague Basketball a annoncé la suspension de toutes ses compétitions, dont l’jusqu’au 11 avril 2020. La première rencontre concernée est le match initialement prévu ce vendredi 13 mars à 20h45 face au Zenit Saint-Pétersbourg, qui est par conséquent reporté.
Euroleague Basketball competitions suspended
Euroleague Basketball has been closely monitoring the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, namely the consideration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the outbreak is a pandemic, the increased risks for all participants in games, the increasing restrictions of movement across Europe, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities that may be helpful to prevent the spread of the virus.
As a consequence of the above it has become impossible to maintain the regularity of the competitions, and in order to preserve the health and safety of the participants and fans, Euroleague Basketball in agreement with its clubs has taken the decision to temporarily suspend all 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, 7DAYS EuroCup and Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament games until further notice.
Euroleague Basketball will closely monitor any further developments to verify whether they allow the suspension to be reverted.