FIBA cancels suspended competitions since March

The 2019/20 season of the three club competitions will not resume, there will be no champions and the focus is already on preparations for the 2020/21 season.

The new 2020/21 club competition season begins, as scheduled, in September or October, with or without spectators, always in accordance with local and national laws.If a competition cannot start in September or October, as planned, it will be automatically postponed to January 2021, with a reduced competition system.

If a competition starting in September or October needs to be stopped due to a new outbreak of covid-19, the games already played will be respected and a new, more reduced competition system will be proposed.

The draw dates for the new season have been provisionally set for August 17 and 18.

FIBA Europa also received recommendations and alternative plans in view of a possible impact of the covid-19 pandemic in the EuroLeague and EuroCup women’s qualifiers in November 2020 and February 2021.

For the men’s qualifiers in November 2020 and February 2021 of the Europe Cup, FIBA ​​also adopted alternative procedures, in case the covid-19 pandemic prevents the normal functioning of the competition.

If it is not possible to play in November, the games will be postponed to February 2021 and the matches for this period will be played in July, in a window that will be scheduled between the end of the Olympic qualifying tournament and the Tokyo Olympics.

FIBA Europe also approved a recommendation for a European Small Countries Championship, between 15 and 20 June 2021, in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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