Glasgow Rocks Official Statement

The British Basketball League (BBL) today announced that due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19, the 2019/20 Championship will be postponed until further notice. The exact wording of their statement can be found here http://www.bbl.org.uk/bbl-to-postpone-remainder-of-2019-20-season/

 

Glasgow Rocks believe that the right thing to do for the sport and more importantly for public health would be to bring the season to an end immediately.  This would give the BBL and its clubs a period of 6 months to regroup, recapitalise and manage the expectations of staff, players, coaches, fans and sponsors, rather than postponing the inevitable. We have a duty of care to all our staff, many of whom are young men a long way from home for the first time in their lives, and like many others feel very uncomfortable at this uncertain time. They would much prefer to get themselves home to their loved ones. Nobody at Glasgow Rocks believes there is more basketball to be played this season. The season is over and to say otherwise for political or financial reasons is foolhardy.

 

We have completed 75% of our scheduled Championship fixtures and are clear league leaders with an 80% win percentage. We strongly believe that in the spirit of sporting integrity the season should be ended now and that Glasgow Rocks are announced as Championship winners for season 2019/20. To do otherwise flies in the face of sporting integrity.

 

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