French sport is strongly affected by the rise in positive cases of Covid 19. After the announcements relating to the postponement of several Top 14 rugby matches, basketball is, in turn, affected. The meeting between Le Portel and Boulogne-Levallois, initially scheduled for Monday as part of the 14th day of Basketball Elite, has thus been postponed this Sunday to another date.

Unbeaten in the league for 12 days, the leader was therefore forced to bow to a more pernicious and worrying opponent. The Metropolitans 92 have warned the League and their opponent, saying they are unable to travel to play the game. Hard hit by the Coronavirus, the team led by Vincent Collet could not register enough players to challenge Le Portel (according to the health protocol of the National League, seven players and the coach must be tested negative for the meeting to have place).

Boulogne-Levallois has four players positive for Covid-19 in the person of Miralem Halilovic, Keith Hornsby – already absent Thursday during the victory against Bourg-en-Bresse -, Tony Crocker and Tomer Ginat. Sick but Coronavirus negative, Steeve Ho You Fat is not available to play against Le Portel. As a result, Vincent Collet can only line up six players to play this meeting.

Monday’s match between Paris Basketball and Châlons-Reims is also threatened, due to several cases of Covid-19 in the Parisian ranks. This is not the first match postponed in Betclic Elite as Nanterre had been forced to postpone its last three outings in 2021 due to numerous cases of Covid in its ranks.

The All Star Game, the big party of French basketball, canceled last year due to the health situation, is, a priori, not threatened for the moment. It must still take place in a sold-out Accor Arena on Wednesday. A meeting, intended to ratify the final list of players, is also scheduled for Monday.

Ref: https://www.leparisien.fr