- National Teams
The British Basketball League (BBL) have announced plans to commence the 2020-21 season on the opening weekend of October.
As was the case last season, the BBL Cup competition will open the campaign with the first set of fixtures in the group stage scheduled for Friday 2nd October, 2020.
The regular season start date is to follow a month later with opening night of the BBL Championship taking place on Friday 13th November, 2020.
“Planning for the new season has been something we’ve really looked forward to after the disappointment of the early end to last season,” said Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer. “Seeing the talent that the clubs have been announcing only makes us keener to get going because there’s going to be some incredible games to come.”
Last season was eventually cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic with the BBL Trophy final the last game to take place, in March.
The BBL also confirmed a change in format of the Cup group phase with the 11 sides split into three groups rather than two, with the team finishing bottom in each pool being eliminated.
Meanwhile, a pre-season fixture hosted by Newcastle Eagles at the Eagles Community Arena on September 18th has been included in the DCMS set of pilots for returning fans to sport with a ‘few hundred’ expected to be allowed in attendance.
The clubs have been announcing their rosters for the upcoming campaign with all the ins and outs HERE.