Following the extension of the ban on competitive basketball in Ghana, several competitions in the West African country are in line to end their respective campaigns in the latter half of the year.
A ban on social gatherings went into effect on March 15 forcing several leagues to go on indefinite suspension with an eye on a possible resumption this month. The ban was placed to slow the spread of the corona virus.
However, those aspirations have been shelved in the aftermath of Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo’s latest announcement on tackling COVID 19.
Though the ban has been lifted, restrictions are to be eased in phases and only non contact sports disciplines are to be indulged in on a large scale albeit in the first phase.
An update is to be provided on July 31 meaning a resumption date will take place in August at the earliest and the various competitions likely to end in October or even later.
The Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship, Accra Basketball League and GSP Basketball League have been affected by the changes in schedule.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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