NBL game canceled due to COVID-19 | Western lawyer



The NBL has been affected by a second canceled preseason game in a week due to COVID-19. Saturday night’s NBL Blitz game between Illawarra and Sydney has been called off due to a positive case in the Hawks’ ranks. All Illawarra players and staff are doubly vaccinated against COVID-19, but the positive case attended a Hawks training session. It’s a big blow to Illawarra’s preparations for the coming season after their scheduled game against New Zealand was canceled on Thursday after four members of the Breakers squad tested positive. All members of the Hawks are considered close contacts and will be required to return a negative test before leaving isolation. “Coaches and players are obviously disappointed not to have the chance to play in front of their home fans, especially after Thursday’s game with the Breakers was canceled,” said Hawks president Dorry Kordahi. “The safety of our players and coaches is of the utmost importance and we will continue to follow the advice of medical professionals as we assist the team return to the field.” The NBL is bracing for game disruptions in the 2021-22 season, which is slated to begin in December, due to Western Australia’s strict border position. But NBL commissioner Jeremy Loeliger is confident all clubs will play their 14 home games this season. Australian Associated Press




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