LONDON: The British Basketball League has announced that the 2019-20 season has been formally cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc across the world. The moves came after the member clubs unanimously agreed that there was no viable option to allow for the season -- originally postponed on March 17 -- to be completed in a safe and meaningful manner.
"It is not without sadness that all clubs have unanimously agreed that the remainder of the 2019/20 season be cancelled and that when able to do so, competition should recommence with the new 2020/21 season," BBL said in a statement. BBL Chairman Sir Rodney Walker said: "Obviously this is not the way anyone wanted to see the season end and we worked hard to try to find an alternative solution. The 2019-2020 season was one of the most exciting and competitive we've seen and shaping up to a very exciting finish, and we look forward to building on that as we move into the new 2020/21 season," said . IANS