Reports reaching Basketballghana.com indicate the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has been postponed for the second time.
The continental championship was originally marked to commence in March this year but got postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
A rescheduled time line of December 5 to December 18 was agreed in late September with all games planned to be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda’s capital.
However, the NBA-FIBA Africa competition that has 12 teams from various countries on the continent qualify to participate, needs a new start date in the aftermath of the report.
Rwanda news outlet NewTimes reports the tournament has been moved to March, 2021 with a specific commencement date yet to be determined. However, the outlet reports Kigali Arena will host all games and the latest postponement is due to a spike in infections and deaths around the world.
Teams that have qualified to compete in the tournament include Morocco’s AS Sale, US Monastir of Tunisia and Madagascar’s GNBC. Ghana’s Braves of Customs competed in the qualifiers couldn’t make the final cut.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter