The Madrid team did not have the minimum of eight players to compete this Wednesday
The Barça-Andorra of this Tuesday is also postponed and the Madrid-Barça of Sunday is in the air
The Euroleague has announced the suspension of Fenerbahce-Madrid for the covid outbreak in the white set. Sergio Llull, Carlos Alocén and Jeffery Taylor They tested positive this Monday, thus adding to the eight infections that the team had already announced. The Madrid-Barça on Sunday could also be postponed as has happened with the Barça-Andorra, postponed by the six infected players (in addition to a member of the coaching staff) in the Andorran team.
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4 other players and a member of the coaching staff have tested positive for Covid19 in a PCR test. The 5, like the two previously reported, present mild symptoms and are confined following the protocol established by the health authorities. pic.twitter.com/onNr5bDbPx
– MoraBancAndorra (@morabancandorra) December 27, 2021
The three new infections in Madrid are added to those of the coach Pablo Laso and seven more players (Heurtel, Chateur, Poirier, Hanga, Yabusele, Núñez and Randolph). Casualties to which must be added, in addition, those of the injured Thompkins and Abalde. Only four first team players –Williams-Goss, Tavares, Rudy and Vukcevic– They are outside the covid protocol.
The pandemic has already caused the postponement of the League match that Madrid had to play this Monday against Joventut and that will be played on January 4 (same as the Barça-Manresa). The ACB has announced the new dates while communicating that Barça-Andorra, the Andorra-Manresa, Manresa-Obradoiro and Murcia-Tenerife. The first round of the League will run until January 30 so that all the duels can be recovered in time and that, in this way, all the teams are on equal terms with regard to qualifying for the Cup.
📝The clubs have unanimously agreed to extend the end of the first round and qualify for the #CopaACB, thus facilitating the recovery of postponed matches and competitive equality between all clubs.
– Endesa League (@ACBCOM) December 27, 2021
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.