The Russian basketball Federation (RBF) disqualifiziert from participation in all competitions under the aegis of the clubs “Lokomotiv-Kuban” and “Khimki”, “Nizhniy Novgorod”, “Zenit”, submitted applications for participation in the European Cup in season 2016/17. The sanctions will affect the championship and Cup and other tournaments conducted by the RFB.
“The League stated its position two months ago, and never from her has not receded, – TASS quoted the head of the Federation of Andrei Kirilenko. – It consists in the fact that those clubs that decide to play in the Competition, will be disqualified from all competitions held under the auspices of the RSE, and will also be a ban on all transfers of players to and from these clubs”.
Kirilenko stressed that representatives of the breakaway clubs knew what to expect. And if they have taken this decision, it means they agree with all its consequences, not to observe that the RBF just can’t.
“Yes, unfortunately for us it is very sad to use some things, but they will be applied is a fact, which is, and which nowhere to go,” he announced.
Recall that the European branch of the International basketball Federation (FIBA) broke the contract with Euroleague to conduct club competitions and announced the creation of a new tournament – the Champions League. FIBA banned the clubs to participate in the second largest tournament of the Euroleague, the Eurocup, planning to replace him for their Champions League.
While the national teams of those countries whose clubs will not accept this decision, FIBA has threatened not to allow the European championship 2017.