Like NBA, EuroLeague and EuroCup have also been stalling since March because of COVID-19. However, European leagues will not be able to return.
Many reasons for EuroLeague and EuroCup will be canceled
While the NBA is making efforts to finish the rest of the 2019-20 season, on the other side of the Atlantic, the organizers of EuroLeague and EuroCup tournaments go in a completely different direction.
NBA decided to organize the remaining rounds of the tournament as the process of the football world cup, progressing straight into the playoff round. However, yesterday, they made the decision to cancel the rest of the season and no champions will be honored.
“Without a doubt, this is the most difficult decision we have to make in the 20-year history of the tournament,” said Jordi Bertomeu, President and CEO of EuroLeague. “For reasons beyond our control, we are forced to cut short the most successful and exciting season in European basketball history.”
“In the past 2 and a half months, all shareholders have tried every way, made every plan, learned every corner to be able to complete the EuroLeague and EuroCup tournament, and repay the passion of enthusiastic fans. It is said that there are reasons beyond our control that force us to make this difficult decision.”
“We have a lot of motivation to bring the 2019-20 season of EuroLeague and EuroCup back, but the first priority must be everyone’s health: athletes, coaches, referees, clubs, employees, the media, and their families, in the coming months, we have only one goal: to do everything we can to make the community stronger again, create a photograph the best, each on and rancid the pitch. This is not the end, however a brand new beginning.”
There will be no champions
After the NBA, EuroLeague is considered the most prestigious professional basketball tournament in the world. 2 European basketball cup EuroLeague and EuroCup (somewhat similar to the Champions League and Europa League of football) have decided to cancel all results this season, and will not choose a champion. Meanwhile, EuroCup is a European second-class tournament with the prize of the champion team being a ticket to EuroLeague. In a nutshell, these two tournaments are at the level of Champions League and Europa League in football.
The organizers announced that EuroCup and EuroLeague 2020-21 season will start on September 30 and October 1, respectively. It is expected that all teams participating in the 2019-20 continental tournaments will re-appear this season. As such, the European Championship championships are grounded to cancel the rest of the season like EuroLeague and EuroCup.
Both EuroLeague and EuroCup have been postponed since March 12 until now and club shareholders think the ability to continue the rest of the 2019/20 season is very difficult, as some countries have not yet been opened. border. The health of the athletes and the audience is first, so canceling the season is a good decision. The teams are also required to shorten the pre-season training to 3 weeks while ensuring the maximum injury to the players.