BC Kalev/Cramo announces the decision to end its season

2020-03-20T21:34:06+00:00 2020-03-20T21:36:51+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

20/Mar/20 21:34

Eurohoops.net

BC Kalev/Cramo decided to end its season prematurely due to the coronavirus outbreak

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

BC Kalev/Cramo announced that the club decided to end its season due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus in Estonia.

The team was ranked third in the Estonian-Latvian League with a 20-3 record while in the VTB United League, they were eighth with 8-12.

Per BC Kalev/Cramo:

The Estonian government has declared an emergency situation due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world and the likely further spread of the virus within Estonia. Unless decreed otherwise by the government, the emergency situation remains in force until 1st of May 2020. The changes in the normal routine affect, among other things, schools, cultural activities, and cruises. All public gatherings are prohibited, it means also that all sports competitions are prohibited until the 1st of May.

Due to the coronavirus spread and risks BC Kalev/Cramo team is forced to cancel our season. The Estonian-Latvian league is canceled for this season and VTB League is suspended until the 10th of April. Russia closed its borders until the 1st of May.

BC Kalev/Cramo team member who was infected with coronavirus is feeling good and there are no new symptoms occurred. The rest of the team members haven’t had any symptoms of the virus.

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VTB United League also confirmed it with an announcement of their own including the following statement from the General Director Ilona Korstin:

“This is very sad news for all of us, but we are sympathetic to the Kalev decision, given the circumstances. In this difficult time, we all must remain united and support each other. At the same time, the League hopes to resume the season after April 10. Most of our clubs continue to train and keep fit. We believe that we can continue to play basketball and return to our usual life, taking into account the improvement of the situation not only in Russia but throughout the world.”

Photo Credit: VTB United League