MANAMA (Bahrain) – Following the COVID-19 Protocol for FIBA Official National Team and Club Competitions and the advice of its Medical Commission, FIBA has decided to postpone the games of Jordan in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain, with the health and safety of players, coaches and officials being the primary consideration.
The decision was taken after ten members of the Jordan delegation, including seven players, tested positive to COVID-19 after arriving to Manama, despite all delegation members having provided two negative tests prior to their arrival in Bahrain. In this context, the health and safety of all participants within the Competition bubble can no longer be guaranteed if the Jordan delegation remains within the competition.
The games Palestine – Jordan on February 18, Sri Lanka – Jordan on February 19, Jordan – Kazakhstan on February 21 and Jordan – Palestine on February 22 will not take place. The status of those games will be decided at a later stage.
FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any further updates regarding its competitions if necessary.