Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amadou Gallo Fall has stated his outfit is monitoring the situation of the corona virus spread in relation to the start of the BAL.
The BAL was scheduled to commence earlier this month with 12 teams competing in the inaugural season; Senegal’s Dakar Arena was to host the opening round of games on March 13 with Monastir, Tunisia set to host games the following weekend on March 21.
However, the spread of the virus prompted organizers FIBA Africa and NBA to suspend the league until further notice. Speaking on the subject via the BAL official page on Twitter, Fall said:
“We are monitoring the situation closely and we advice as we have more details…I look forward to launch the BAL at a future date”.
Teams on the continent including Patriots from Rwanda, AS Police from Mali and AS Sale from Morocco will compete in the debut season of the BAL when the suspension ends.
Ghana’s Braves of Customs competed in the qualifiers but missed out on progressing to the main competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter