British Basketball League (BBL) today announced its plans for the 2020-21 season as they unveiled when play will resume in the UK’s only professional men’s basketball league.
From Friday 2 October 2020, BBL clubs will get back to action as they start the opening rounds of the BBL Cup competition with the hopes of reaching the Cup Final in January 2021. This season sees a change to the format of the opening rounds with teams being sorted into three groups rather than two, with the teams who finish bottom in each group being eliminated.
The League games tip off on Friday 13 November 2020 as all eleven teams battle for the honour of finishing top of the table. Last season saw a close contest for top spot before play was brought to an end due to the impact of coronavirus as Glasgow Rocks, London Lions, Worcester Wolves and Leicester Riders all jostled in the top four.
With clubs already announcing a wealth of considerable talent to their rosters, the 2020-21 season promises to be even more fast-paced and action packed than ever before with some great competition in store.
Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer of BBL, said: “Planning for the new season has been something we’ve really looked forward to after the disappointment of the early end to last season. 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.”