Last Wednesday, BUCS and Basketball England announced the cancellation of the 20-21 season for BUCS and all non-elite leagues.
Following the UK Government, announcing a national lockdown in England, BUCS announced that BUCS 20-21 season and knockout competitions are cancelled:
“We regret to say that the 2020-21 League and Knockout season has been cancelled. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the unpredictable nature of nationwide lockdowns and restrictions, it is not possible for the competition to go ahead in a safe environment.”
This means that the BUCS competitions for the Men’s First and Second teams, and the Women’s team will not go ahead this academic year.
Basketball England also announced the cancellation of non-elite basketball for the 20-21 season. While the professional leagues, including the BBL and National Basketball League Division 1 (NBLD1), and Women’s BBL and Women’s NBL1 can continue, all leagues below are officially cancelled:
“…non-elite senior and junior NBL/WNBL competitions, suspended until this point, will be cancelled for the season with the option of alternative competition later in the year, should conditions be safe and viable.”
As Chester compete in NBLD2, Chester’s national league season is also cancelled for the 20-21 season. Basketball England have left the option open for an alternative competition should it become safe and viable to do so later in the year.