NBL1 2020 Season Cancelled
The NBL in conjunction with Basketball Queensland, Basketball Victoria and Basketball South Australia have come to an agreement that all three conferences for the forthcoming 2020 NBL1 season have been cancelled.
This decision has not been taken lightly and follows the indefinite closure of indoor sports centres as part of the federal government’s response to COVID-19.
All three conferences, NBL1 North, NBL1 South and NBL1 Central, had already been postponed until May.
“Obviously this is unfortunate, but it is the most appropriate decision under the current circumstances. The health and safety of players, staff and officials as well as the wider community comes first” said NBL Chief Operating Officer Andy Crook.
“We also want to allow the clubs to focus on re-establishing grassroots basketball as a matter of priority when the time is right.
“I want to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in NBL1, in particular Basketball Victoria, Basketball Queensland, Basketball South Australia and all of our clubs and players.
“We will work with them as we continue to monitor the situation and work towards resuming basketball at a community level at the appropriate time.”
Please note that this decision does not affect the upcoming QSL Season. Basketball Queensland will continue to consult with associations regarding this competition on a regular basis.
Don’t forget to check our COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information regarding basketball activities and events.