EuroLeague Basketball announced that the final decision for the resumption of the season will be made by May 24.
If the season resumes, then the EuroLeague games will take place in July (4-26). The same format applies to the remaining EuroCup games, too (4-17 July).
At the same time, the league reached an agreement with teams and the EuroLeague Players Association (ELPA) regarding the salaries of the players.
The agreement regarding the players’ salaries will not be affected by whether or not the season will resume.
Here is the official announcement of the EuroLeague:
“Whilst the competitions remain suspended:
– Players will be able to return to their home cities temporarily at their responsibility, recommending that players follow government and public health authorities’ guidelines
– Pending 2019-20 player salary payments are postponed
If the health and safety conditions necessary for all participants exist, the 2019-20 EuroLeague season will resume. If this is then completed:
– Player contracts for the 2019-20 season are extended until 31 July 2020
85% of player base salaries for the 2019-20 season will be paid by clubs, no later than 15 August 2020
If the 2019-20 EuroLeague season is canceled and not completed:
– Player contracts for the 2019-20 EuroLeague season are considered finished
– for multi-season player contracts, obligations for clubs and players will resume as of 1 July 2020
– 80% of player base salaries for the 2019-20 season will be paid by clubs no later than 15 August 2020
Secondly, the clubs unanimously approved draft 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 7DAYS EuroCup operational dates:
– 24 May: Deadline to take the decision to resume and complete the EuroLeague & EuroCup competitions, or to cancel them:
– 29 May to 11 June: Quarantine (if necessary)
– 12 June to 2 July: Training Camp
– 4 to 17 July: EuroCup games in central venue
– 4 to 26 July: EuroLeague games in central venue
As explained last week by Euroleague Basketball’s President & CEO Jordi Bertomeu, the EuroLeague calendar includes the remaining 54 Regular Season games plus a single-elimination Final Eight, all in one central venue.
The 2019-20 7DAYS EuroCup will include the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals, either in a two-game basket average or in a single game elimination format, all in a different central venue. Games will be held without spectators.
Executive Board members unanimously agreed that the competitions will only be resumed if the public health authorities and relevant local governments allow them to.