VTB United League officially announced the early completion of the basketball season

VTB United League officially announced the early completion of the basketball season VTB United League officially announced the early completion of the basketball season
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due To the negative development of the epidemiological situation with COVID-19 on the results of absentee voting of the Board of VTB United League, it was decided to complete the season 2019/2020, according to the official statement of the press service of the League.

champion of the season will not be determined, since it is not observed the principle of sport: the teams have played different number of matches, the regular season was not completed. Belov Cup this season will not be played.

the Final classification of the championship will revert to the RBF.

VTB United League prematurely finishes the season 2019-20.

According to the results of absentee voting of the Council of the League due to the negative development of the epidemiological situation with COVID-19, it was decided to complete the League season 2019-20https://t.co/QRk3B8IF25 pic.twitter.com/2MqBG0AaKK

— VTB United League (@VTBUL) March 27, 2020

“Only now, after summing up the results of absentee voting of the League Council, by a majority of votes were made the official decision to terminate the season of the VTB United League. Yesterday’s comments by heads of clubs, published in the media, lacked a legal basis”, – said General Director of the League Ilona Korstin.

It noted that in the current situation when the borders are closed, the teams have no opportunity to train in basketball arenas, and clubs forced to release the Legionnaires home, the championship of VTB United League is inappropriate to continue. On todays mosttions day, given the proliferation of COVID, 19 in Europe and in the world, much more important than the health of players, their relatives, employees of clubs and fans.

and Earlier draws VTB United League, the Continental hockey League (KHL) and the Russian football Premier League (RPL) has been suspended until April 10 in connection with the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection. The NHL first announced the early end of the season, without waiting for the due date.

the Team of VTB United League was held from 18 to 20 regular season games. Leader is Moscow “Khimki”, the current champion CSKA Moscow. Estonian “Kalev” on 20 March decided to terminate the season and withdrew from the tournament due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus.

“Now, with the clubs we have to try to make the current situation had no impact on the next season of VTB United League that he began in the usual teams and the fans time. Basketball will return to the arena of the VTB United League, but now all of us should listen to the recommendations of doctors and operational headquarters,” said Korstin.