All remaining games for the London Metropolitan Basketball League will be postponed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak, following Basketball England’s announcement yesterday.
Basketball England issued the following statement on BasketballEngland.co.uk:
Basketball England has taken the decision to suspend all affiliated basketball activity for an initial two-week period because of the coronavirus outbreak.
This action will include National Leagues and competitions, England national teams, Academy leagues, talent programmes including Aspire, affiliated local leagues and Basketball England education courses.
The suspension of all activity will commence from 9am on Saturday, March 14.
London Metropolitan Basketball League (LMBL) Chairman John Letizia issued the following statement to all club managers:
This is to inform you that all LMBL games are suspended from tomorrow morning, 9.00am, for a two-week period. Therefore, all games are cancelled.
We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with Basketball England on future developments.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Roger or me for further information.
All the best
Westminster Dragons, are currently (6-3) have five remaining LMBL Division 2 Men’s games this season. If the Dragons can win the league games, it will be guaranteed promotion for Westminster to LMBL Division 1, which will mean stronger competition for the following season.
Please look out for updates on our website for scheduled games and Basketball England for further updates.
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