The China Basketball Association announced the CBA rematch.
China News Network, June 4th, Beijing time, on the afternoon of the 4th, the China Basketball Association issued an announcement, announcing that the CBA league will be rematched on June 20th. The announcement stated that the competition will be held in Qingdao, Shandong and Dongguan, Guangdong. The CBA event has been interrupted for more than 4 months, and officially set on the track of the rematch.
The China Basketball Association wrote in an official Weibo announcement: "With the consent of the sports and health departments, the CBA league will be re-run on June 20, and all preparations have entered a substantial stage. The competition will be based on the system of competition Launched in two divisions, Qingdao, Shandong and Dongguan, Guangdong. During the rematch, the CBA League will strictly follow the relevant pre-plans, requiring all participating teams and staff to comply with national and local epidemic prevention and control requirements to ensure the safe and orderly conduct of the tournament.
Beijing time on January 24th, CBA officially announced that due to the impact of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the league will postpone all events originally scheduled for February 1. At that time, most teams had completed 30 regular-season games. According to the original schedule, there were 16 regular-season games.
Data map: 2019-2020 season CBA All-Star weekend match moment. China News Agency reporter Chen Jimin
After the Spring Festival holiday, almost all domestic sports events have stalled. With the improvement of domestic epidemic prevention and control, when CBA restarts, this has become the focus of many fans.
As early as the beginning of February, the media broke the news. CBA has informed the teams that the league restart time is not earlier than April 1. With the passage of time, there are more and more rumors that CBA will resume the game in April, but these news finally proved to be only rumors.
On May 8, Yao Ming, chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, revealed in an interview with CCTV that there are currently three restart options: intact, slightly cut the schedule or directly enter the final stage. He also said that the CBA restart should follow the two principles of conforming to the epidemic prevention environment and ensuring the fairness of the competition. Whenever it restarts, the first consideration is to ensure the integrity of the league as much as possible. At the same time, the league may be played in the form of an empty court.
Yao Ming introduced three options for the rematch.
He said: "We are currently preparing a plan for the tournament system, focusing the team in relatively closed venues and hotels, each area is set as a safe area. The tournament system is different from the home and away games, and there will be changes in the schedule. At the same time, the site staff should be reduced to the minimum establishment as much as possible to reduce the risk as much as possible."
Now, with the official announcement of the Basketball Association, the CBA rematch date has finally settled. Among them, in addition to the efforts of Chinese basketball, the participation and support of medical staff and experts are even less.
Yao Ming thanked the team of academicians Zhong Nanshan for their help.
Earlier, Yao Ming thanked Academician Zhong Nanshan in particular: "I am very fortunate to have received the help of the expert recommended by Academician Zhong Nanshan. His wife turned out to be a member of our older generation of Chinese women's basketball team and our senior. Experts participated in our entire competition guarantee plan and gave us a lot of professional advice, which is very much needed for our league."
Before the accidental suspension due to the epidemic, the CBA League this season can be described as "ambitious." Not only did the foreign aid contract have new regulations, but many teams’ stadiums and team emblems also had new designs. The referee report after the game also gave fans a more professional view of the league. What followed was a comprehensive improvement of the game's exciting level and the league's attention.
Although all this was severely damaged by the epidemic, the CBA's "ambition" did not end there. In any case, CBA is gradually getting back on track. I believe that the CBA can take the lead in the game, which is the result of the joint efforts of all parties, and it will also be the beginning and signal of the gradual recovery of Chinese sports. (Finish)