By Stefan Djordjevic / firstname.lastname@example.org
EuroLeague Basketball has scheduled a teleconference with the European domestic leagues for November 5th in order to discuss the competitions’ calendars going forward.
The news sparked a wave of speculations that the sides might work on alternative competition formats, however, EuroLeague’s representatives state that there are no plans yet to go that route.
All sides are aware that nothing can be predicted with certainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and nothing is excluded going forward. However, at the meeting that was set up last week, the main topic will be the dates of the postponed games in EuroLeague and EuroCup.
That is also the reason why only the leagues that have teams participating in EuroLeague and EuroCup were invited.
“As part of its regular activity, Euroleague Basketball on a frequent basis has conversations, working group sessions and meetings with multiple stakeholders. In order to avoid unnecessary speculation, the video conference that will be held this week with Domestic Leagues has been called with the objective to share and coordinate information amongst the competitions organizers that have 2020-21 EuroLeague & EuroCup teams, with a view to all of us being able to better plan the upcoming weeks and months. There are no plans to present alternative competition formats as has been speculated in recent days,” Eduard J. Scott, Chief Operations Officer at Euroleague Basketball, stated.
Earlier today, Olimpia Milano coach Ettore Messina sent an open message via Eurohoops with his opinion and proposal on how the European organizations should proceed going forward.