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The French ladies basketball championship (LFB) is definitively stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic and the title of champion will not be awarded, a decision taken Friday unanimously by the office of the French Federation (FFBB).

The FFBB had announced on March 29 the final cessation of all its championships (departmental, regional, national), and had given until Friday to rule on the Women’s Basketball League, wishing to do “everything to finish this championship”.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”The expected extension of confinement and the overriding priority given to the health of the players, the staffs and the public led the FFBB to take the decision to stop the Women’s Basketball League Championship for this season,” explained the Federation on Friday. , in a press release.[/perfectpullquote]

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”The title of champion will not be awarded and there will be no sports relegation,” added the FFBB.[/perfectpullquote]

The final of the Coupe de France between Bourges and Lyon Asvel will be disputed in Paris at the start of the 2020/21 season, in place of the champions’ match.

France has obtained three places from FIBA ​​for the Euroleague 2020/21, which are allocated to Lyon Asvel, Bourges and Lattes-Montpellier.

FIBA has announced that it plans to complete the 2019/20 edition of the Ladies’ Euroleague in September or October, with a Final 8 bringing together the eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals, including Asvel, Bourges and Montpellier. This proposal must be discussed with the clubs, before a decision expected in May.

If this proposal is accepted, the FFBB said Friday that it would apply to organize the competition.

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AFP

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