A number of ACB clubs reportedly request for season to be suspended

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The future of the ACB season may be decided in tomorrow’s meeting.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in many leagues shutting down, including the NBA, the Euroleague, and several national leagues across Europe that have temporarily suspended their action.

The Spanish Liga Endesa that also announced its lockdown a few days prior will hold a videoconference with club representatives on Monday to discuss the future of the league.

Yet, some clubs are requesting for a season suspension and not just a two-week hiatus, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

As mentioned in the report, there are both financial and standings-placement reasons for this request. The current suspension of competition does not allow teams to terminate contracts due to force majeure since, in principle, ACB is planning to resume competition when possible.

At this time, they could only try to apply for a temporary employment regulation file, which will suspend the contracts of the players until the games resume.

At the same time, if the season ends without appointing a champion, this would mean that bottom-tier Estudiantes and Fuenlabrada cannot be relegated.

This debate could also affect the top-tier teams. If the ACB cancels the season and considers its last classification as the final one, Barcelona would be named season champion, something that Real Madrid (second-placed and one victory away) could oppose, as the further mentioned.