French Federation shuts down its competitions for 2019-2020

2020-03-29T09:35:13+00:00 2020-03-29T09:40:17+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

29/Mar/20 09:35

There won’t be a French Cup this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Eurohoops team/

The French Basketball Federation announced that all the competitions for 2019-2020 that are held by the organization are canceled amid the coronavirus crisis. The only exception is the Women’s Basketball League for which a final decision will be taken on April 10.

The French Federation organizes all basketball competitions in France except the French Jeel Elite League (the First Division championship), Pro B (the professional Second Division) and the Leaders Cup. This means that there won’t be a French Cup this season.

The decision of the Federation applies to all minor leagues, cups, and 3×3 championships, senior youth competitions, federal and regional. Regarding the Women’s League, if the championship won’t resume, there won’t be a champion or any relegations.

On March 11, the Jeep Elite was postponed until April 3 though it’s unlikely that the league will restart then.  There have been 2,314 deaths due to coronavirus and 37,575 confirmed cases overall in France as of Sunday (29/3).