Faced with a wide spread of the coronavirus in its ranks, ASVEL did not obtain from the LNB the postponement of its match against Limoges on Monday despite the risk of the formation of a cluster.
ASVEL tried everything but did not succeed. The club chaired by Tony Parker revealed via his official account Twitter the extent of his health situation. In fact, no less than eight elements have tested positive for the coronavirus. In details, four players and four staff including coach TJ Parker are affected by the virus and did not join the Astroballe to participate in the poster for the 14th day of Betclic Elite against Limoges.
« Faced with many positive cases within the professional group, LDLC Asvel briefed the LNB on the situation and the potential cluster he represented by requesting the postponement of tonight’s game », Announced the Villeurbanne club via social networks.
Only nine players on the scoresheet
However, this request was rejected by the National Basketball League (LNB). » The Sanitary Committee of the LNB, in accordance with the protocol in force, decided to maintain the match, specified the Rhone club in its series of tweets on the subject. The club takes note of this decision. »
While Frédéric Fauthoux, TJ Parker’s assistant took on the role of head coach, ASVEL finally approached this meeting with a workforce reduced to only nine players, including Elie Okobo, Antoine Diot or Dylan Osetkowski. A precarious situation which could cause the appearance of new cases of coronavirus in the two formations. But, faced with a very busy schedule for ASVEL due to its participation in the Euroleague, finding a new date in the event of a postponement would have been a difficult task for the LNB.