Canary Islands a lifeline for Spanish basketball players too?
After the first initiatives to conclude the Spanish football championship in the Canary Islands emerged, leaders in the national basketball championship are also thinking in the same vein.
As reported by Barcelona sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the remaining matches of the Spanish ACB Basketball Championship could be played in the Canary Islands. While the management of the competition is still discussing possible solutions, playing in the Canary Islands is tempting due to the current low number of new coronavirus infections in Spain.
Nevertheless, matches are likely to be played behind closed doors, and more will be known after the next video conference on April 20. A month ago, 18 clubs in the elite Spanish competition, which include members of Basconia and Joventut, including Zoran Dragic, Klemen Prepelic and Alen Omic, made a unanimous decision to suspend the competition until 24 April.
A state of emergency has been declared in Spain since mid-March, last extended by the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez until 26 April.