The Berlin team, with six cases, asks for the postponement due to the quarantine imposed by the German government

The Euroleague has suspended three of the nine games of the fifth day of the competition that takes place this week The three matches have been postponed at the request of the local teams Alba Berlin Asvel Villeurbanne and Zenit Saint Petersburg due to several positive cases for covid19 in their squads

Alba Berlin was due to host TD Systems Baskonia this Thursday The German club has detected six positives in its squad and requested the suspension of the match against the Vitoria team because local legislation imposes quarantine measures which leaves it without the minimum of eight players to face the commitment

It is the second Baskonia game that has been postponed since the competition began on October 2 in both cases due to the positives detected in the squads of their rivals Dusko Ivanovics team could not play the game against Zenit either because the Russian team counted up to 13 positive cases between their players and the technical team

Due to the accumulation of cases Zenit who could not play against Baskonia or Valencia last week has also asked for the postponement of the match that was to face Armani Milan on Thursday The Russian team led by Xavi Pascual still cannot count on the minimum of eight players required by the regulations to be able to compete In the same case is Asvel Villeurbanne who was to visit the Anadolu Efes field in Istanbul on Friday

Following the modification of the special regulation due to covid19 approved by the Executive Board of Shareholders of the Euroleague each match can be rescheduled up to three times if dates are available

The Euroleague will coordinate with the teams the best options to reschedule their matches In the beginning the regulations agreed that in the event that the team that did not have the minimum of eight players to play a game would be sanctioned with the loss of the game 200

However after the first cases such as that of Zenit the Euroleague clubs rectified the regulations The change retroactively allowed Zenit to reschedule the matches against Baskonia and Valencia in which in principle it was given as a loser

By Wi Zi

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