Ahead of the new season launch this weekend, the BBL is today delighted to confirm the fixtures and dates for the BBL Cup competition.
As previously announced, thanks to the commitment of financial support from the Government due to the loss of income from spectators, the 2020-21 season will now tip off on Saturday 31 October behind closed doors, with the BBL Cup.
The BBL Cup is now split into three groups with the bottom teams in each group, after the qualifying stages being eliminated.
The Group Stages of the Cup will run until the end of November, with the Quarter Finals taking place between 11-13 December and the Semi-Finals 08-10 January 2021.
The Final will be taking place on Sunday 24 January 2021.
Please find below links to PDF copies of the full fixtures:
All fixtures are subject to change.
The teams have been split in to three groups as follows:
Group 1 – Bristol Flyers, Plymouth Raiders, Surrey Scorchers, Worcester Wolves*
Group 2 – Cheshire Phoenix, Glasgow Rocks*, Manchester Giants
Group 3 – Leicester Riders, London Lions, Newcastle Eagles, B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
Teams will play other teams in their group home and away.
Only the bottom placed team will be eliminated from each of the groups, with the Quarter Final places determined as follows:
Group 1 winner v Group 3 third place
Group 3 winner v Group 1 third place
Group 2 winner v Group 1 runner-up
Group 3 runner-up v Group 2 runner-up
The Semi-Finals will be determined by an open draw.
Quarter Finals (Single Leg) – 11-13 December 2020
Semi-Finals (Two Legged) – 08-10 January 2021
Final – Sunday 24 January 2021
Fixtures and dates for the remainder of the season will be confirmed in due course.
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