SPORTS FIBA suspends all competitions amid coronavirus spread

SPORTS

FIBA suspends all competitions amid coronavirus spread

Xinhua

10:27, March 13, 2020

Turkey's Sertac Sanli in action with Sweden's Tobias Borg in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 24, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)

BERNE -- The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Thursday that all FIBA competitions are suspended due to the spread of coronavirus.

"Considering the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans, FIBA today has announced that all FIBA competitions are suspended as of tomorrow, Friday, 13 March 2020," read a FIBA press release.

FIBA added that it will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will evaluate the options for the resumption of competition as the situation allows.

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