The European continental basketball organization reported today that in the event that there is no favorable response to the war, “regular season games against Russian teams will be canceled to configure the classification.”
The eleven clubs that own the Euroleague (among which is CSKA Moscow) met in the last hours and the authorities of the Russian institutions had requested, through a letter, “the postponement of their matches during the month of March” awaiting a stabilization of the situation.
However, from within the Euroleague itself, according to the Spanish newspaper ‘Marca’, “the development of the conflict will be awaited in the coming days and if there is no favorable evolution, all the matches against CSKA Moscow, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Unics Kazan will be annulled,” insisted the Committee.
CSKA Moscow, semi-finalist during the last edition, had recently hired Canadian base Kevin Pangos (former Cleveland Cavaliers), but suffered the departures in the last hours of Georgian Tornike Shengelia (former Baskonia), Lithuanian Marius Grigonis, Russian-American pivot Joel Bolomboy and Danish point guard Gabriel Lundberg, all due to the outbreak of the war.
The group from the Russian capital had to face this Friday, March 4, Real Madrid, from Santiago forward Gabriel Deck (former San Lorenzo).
On your side, Zenith Saint Petersburg he planned to measure himself tomorrow with the Asvel Villeurbanne French, a club that was to move to Kazan and meet Unics next Thursday.