EuroLeague postpones three Round 5 games due to COVID-19 cases

2020-10-20T15:10:30+00:00 2020-10-20T15:15:53+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Oct/20 15:10

Eurohoops.net

Zenit, Alba and ASVEL have been struck by coronavirus.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

EuroLeague Basketball has officially suspended three Round 5 matches due to coronavirus cases on Zenit St. Petersburg, Alba Berlin and ASVEL Villeurbanne and following the request of these three clubs.

These games can be postponed to a later date according to the recent modification of EuroLeague’s COVID-19 protocols.

Per EuroLeague:

Euroleague Basketball has announced the following schedule changes for Round 5 of the 2020-21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season.

• Zenit St Petersburg vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, October 22, has been suspended. Zenit requested the suspension of the game due to the impossibility of the team having a minimum of eight players on the Authorisation List fit to play.

• ALBA Berlin vs. TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, October 22, has been suspended. ALBA requested the suspension of the game due to local legislation imposing quarantine measures on the team, which leaves it without the minimum eight players on the Authorisation List fit to play.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, originally scheduled to be played on Friday, October 23, has been suspended. ASVEL requested the suspension of the game due to multiple COVID-19 positive cases that do not allow the team to have a minimum eight players on the Authorisation List fit to play.

Following the modification of the Special Regulations due to COVID-19, approved by the ECA Shareholders Executive Board, each game can be rescheduled up to three times, if there are available dates. Euroleague Basketball will coordinate with all teams the best options to reschedule their games. Alternative dates will be announced on official Euroleague Basketball platforms once confirmed.