Basketball league suspended

Basketball league suspended

MASERU – The Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) has suspended the National Basketball League (NBL) and the High School Basketball League (HSBL) due to coronavirus fears that have shaken the whole world.
LBA initially had to call off games that were set to be held on Friday at Lehakoe Recreation Centre after the gym closed its doors as a precaution this week.

LBA said it had been consulting with the Ministry of Health for statistics and tips on safety measures and this past weekend players were no longer shaking hands before the games.
The LBA, however, said it has now been forced to suspended basketball completely and there is no specific return date.
The LBA is yet to meet and decide when games will resume.

“According to Ministry Of Health there are cases still under investigation, one case sent to South Africa and waiting results. Furthermore there has been a reported case by the Central Bank of Lesotho that one member of the Central Bank of Eswatini has tested positive for the virus and had attended a meeting at The Central Bank of Lesotho,” an LBA statement read.
“With the said, the LBA has taken a decision to suspend the National and High School Basketball League until further notice,” the LBA said.

The suspension will also affect the LBA’s plans for the 2020 African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games which are scheduled to be held from December 4 to 13 in Maseru.
LBA team managers who had been tasked with scouting talent around the country to build a team for the Region 5 games have been forced to stop their mission during the suspension of local basketball.
The managers had been scouting the High School Basketball League.

Mpinane Moshoeshoe


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