Remainder of 2019-20 WCBA season canceled

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Chinese Basketball Association Wednesday announced the cancelation of remainder of the 2019-20 Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season.

Final standings of the season are confirmed to be those after 18 rounds of action, meaning that Beijing came out the winner, followed by Dongguan and Jiangsu.

China’s basketball’s governing body explained that the decision was made after comprehensive consideration.

The 2019-20 WCBA season was halted early in January after 18 rounds to give China’s national players more time to prepare for the Olympic qualifications in February, while failing to resume its action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the pandemic has been basically under control in China, many people see a glimpse of WCBA’s resumption, especially when men’s league is set to return on June 20.

However, as women’s basketball qualifiers for the 14th National Games are slated in August, and the 2020-21 season will kick off in September, China’s basketball governing body had to announce the cancelation “on the basis of comprehensive analysis and communication”.

The basketball’s authority expressed its gratitude for understanding from all stakeholders, and called on everyone’s support for the league. 

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