Lithuanian League ends season, crowns Zalgiris as champion

2020-03-13T11:57:52+00:00 2020-03-13T12:02:07+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

13/Mar/20 11:57

The Lithuanian Basketball League, LKL, decides to cancel the rest of the 2019-20 season and award the championship to Zalgiris Kaunas.

By Eurohoops Team/

The coronavirus pandemic forced the Lithuanian Basketball League to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Zalgiris Kaunas was crowned champion of the 27th Betsafe LKL season.

Per LKL: “Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL) Board has decided to take all the necessary safety actions regarding the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country.

World Health Organization has declared an outbreak a world-wide pandemic. Due to Force Majeure, LKL Board has decided to end the 2019/20 Betsafe LKL season and crown current regular-season leaders, Zalgiris Kaunas, as the champions of 27th Betsafe LKL season.

We as the league expect full understanding and support from the fans, sports community, and our partners. This decision will have an enormous long-term financial impact on both the clubs and the league. However, health and life are fundamental values and the LKL has made the safest decision for the players, personnel, and society.”