Regional Basketball tournament postponed

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By Carlena Knight

Despite there being no word from the regional basketball association, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC), on their regional tournament, a release by the world governing body for basketball, FIBA has indicated that all competitions for this year have been rescheduled to 2021.

This is of course due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has already seen the postponement of CARIFTA and the Summer Olympics.

FIBA first released a notice stating that all competitions before July 31st of this year were postponed, but since that time, and with the spread of the virus worldwide, they have revised that ruling.

President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA), and CBC Executive member, Kebra Nanton, confirmed the news.

She said that the regional board “has yet to meet to discuss the matter and the way forward as a region.”

The Antigua and Barbuda senior men’s team, the Bulldogs, finished second at the most recent competition, the FIBA 2021 AmeriCup Caribbean Qualifiers, which was held in Suriname, the highest achievement to date for the country.

 Guyana, for the first time, claimed top honors.

Meanwhile, on the local end, the 2020 ABBA season was cancelled back in March following the announcement of a 30-day ban on all domestic sports due to Covid-19.

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