Maccabi Tel Aviv and other Israeli teams to play home games in Cyprus

2023-10-20T16:42:40+00:00 2023-10-20T16:42:40+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

20/Oct/23 16:42

The yellow-and-blue Israeli powerhouse could have finally found a place where to play its home games

By Eurohoops team /

The conflict currently on stage between Hamas and Israel had repercussions in the basketball world as well, with several teams being forced to move their players outside of the country, or even playing original home games away – as Maccabi did with Valencia.

According to what was reported by Sports Rabbi, in fact, the president of the Cyprus Basketball Association Andreas Mouzouridis has announced that Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Holon, Hapoel Galil Elion, Bnei Herzliya, and Ness Ziona will be playing their home games in Cyprus without fans on the stands, waiting for FIBA’s approval following IBBA made his request.

Having its Round 2 clash on the road in Milan being rescheduled to October 31, Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Panathinaikos tonight in OAKA. Hapoel Holon and Hapoel Jerusalem didn’t play in the Basketball Champions League’s first week, while Hapoel Galil Elion, Bnei Herzliya, and Ness Ziona had their FIBA Europe Cup games postponed.

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