Basketball Ireland has issued update following the governments announcement of an extension of level five restrictions.
The organisation send their plans to the government in mid-December which would have seen players return to training on February 1st.
It was also targeting a resumption of competitive fixtures in March, however things changed quite quickly and level five restrictions were brought in fast.
Basketball Ireland has scheduled a meeting for next Tuesday the 2nd of February to discuss the 2020/21 season. It follows the government announcement of an extension to level five restrictions until March 5th.
Chairman of the Basketball Ireland Board, Paul McDevitt, has invited the Chairs of the nine National Committees, along with Basketball Ireland President PJ Reidy and Chair of Basketball Ireland’s ‘Return to Play’ group, Charles Higgins, to discuss the next steps for the sport at all levels.
Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard O’Byrne said: “We are now gathering our nine National Committees together to formulate adjusted plans for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, for all areas of our game. 2020 was a year to forget for our sport and it has been a difficult start to 2021, but Basketball Ireland will be doing its utmost to see our players and teams back on the courts as soon as it is practical and safe to do so.”
Our local teams Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Marble City Hawks and IT Carlow are, like any teams in limbo about games and training since before Christmas.