WNBA settling strategy to start 2020 season amidst coronavirus pandemic

WNBA finalizing plan to begin 2020 season amid coronavirus pandemic

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Elena Delle Donne #11 of the Washington Mystics manages the ball versus Alyssa Thomas #25 of the Connecticut Sun in Game 5 of the 2019 WNBA Finals at St Elizabeths East Entertainment & Sports Arena on October 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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The Women’s National Basketball Association stated Monday that it is settling a strategy to begin its 2020 season throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally set up to start May 15, the season would start in July and consist of 22 routine video games and a conventional playoff format. All video games would occur without viewers at IMG Academy, a sports academy in Bradenton, Florida. The gamers from all 12 WNBA groups would likewise live and train at the center, getting here for training school in early July and beginning video games near completion of the month. 

“We are finalizing a season start plan to build on the tremendous momentum generated in the league during the offseason and have used the guiding principles of health and safety of players and essential staff to establish necessary and extensive protocols,” stated WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a declaration. 

The WNBA has actually currently remained in conversations with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association relating to the strategy, and all WNBA gamers will get their complete pay and advantages throughout the 2020 season, according to Englebert. The league will continue to seek advice from health specialists as it moves on in its resuming strategy, and will launch routine season match-ups and times at a later date.

The National Basketball Association currently authorized a strategy in June to reboot its season on July 31 with 22 groups. Each group will play 8 routine season video games prior to getting in a complete four-round playoff bracket. The Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. would host all video games and gamers under the strategy.

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