ABP General Secretary: “Games beyond July 31 would affect the next season”

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Giannis Askounis

11/Apr/20 18:57


Rafa Jofresa, ABP General Secretary, considers the end of July a deadline for players to effectively prepare for the 2020-21 season.

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

Scheduling 2019-20 games deep into the summer will impact the 2020-21 season, Rafa Jofresa told Spanish YouTube show, Outsiders Talk. The General Secretary of ABP, Association of Professional Basketball Players in Spain, discussed the current ACB situation regarding the remaining games of the season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We do not know at what point we will compete again and if the season will resume,” he mentioned on the uncertainty surrounding any possible resuming dates, “How will we be able to play? Behind closed doors or not? We ask ourselves these questions.”

It is not yet possible to predict any outcome. However, players will need a timetable to avoid injuries and be effective on the court if action resumes.

“Ahead of a new season, players train in the summer. Staying in shape will not be easy for anyone confined in his house,” he explained furthering into the next season, “To return, we must have at least two weeks to prepare for games and to avoid injuries.”

“I believe scheduling games beyond July 31 would affect the next season,” he pointed out, “We don’t know if health concerns will be lifted on June 1 or June 15 or any other date. We have to wait for the health authorities.”