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FIBA publishes guidelines for restart of basketball activities

FIBA publishes guidelines for restart of basketball activities
MIES (SWITZERLAND), MAY 27 (IANS) | Publish Date: 5/27/2020 10:08:50 AM IST

World basketball governing body FIBA has published recommendations on returning to basketball for national federations, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a media release, FIBA said on Wednesday that the guidelines, published in English, French and Spanish, were primarily for national federations that were seeking direction and advice on the restart of basketball activities and competitions, with the vast majority around the world having been halted in mid-March due to the pandemic.

“The guidelines and risk assessment tool will serve as a checklist to ensure any decisions on basketball events are based on an assessment of risks and the best chance of a successful restart,” said FIBA.

Considering that the COVID-19 situations are different in the different countries and regions, FIBA added that publication was not intended to replace the guidance and restrictions of governments and public health authorities.

The guidelines suggested the national basketball associations allow their teams to have 3-6 weeks of training which begins with the individual style prior to the restart. The national federations have been asked to take measures to ensure the health of all basketballers and attendances.

The guidelines have been developed by FIBA Medical Commission Chairman, Dr. Peter Harcourt of Australia, following his consultation with the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group (MAG), and also both the FIBA Medical and Players Commissions.

 

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