Several days after the strike call launched by the Players Union (SNB), an agreement was found and formalized this Thursday with the National Basketball League (LNB) for the maintenance of the final stages of Jeep Elite.
The National Basketball League (LNB) and the Players’ Union (SNB) have reached an agreement to allow the final phase of the French championship to be maintained, the two organizations announced Thursday after several days of negotiations.
The SNB had, through the voice of its president Amara Sy, launched a strike notice for players for the quarter-finals of the French championship, due to the hellish rates imposed for several weeks, in order to make up for the delay between the end of October and the beginning of March, due to the health crisis.
A first meeting to try to find a way out of the crisis took place Monday at the headquarters of the LNB between Amara Sy and the president of the League, Alain Béral. “Several proposals were made by the president of the LNB, which were relayed to the players by Amara Sy. This consultation led to an agreement between the League and the Players Union after another day of discussions” , announced the LNB in a press release without specifying the proposals.
A Final 4 in Rouen
Player representation in LNB forums was on the table, along with a postponed resumption of Elite’s 2021/22 season. “The players, who have experienced a difficult end to the season, are satisfied to have been able to benefit from attentive listening from the National Basketball League and its President, and consider the proposals made to them as real progress in their relationship with the League, “said Amara Sy.
The title of champion of France 2020/21 will thus be awarded at the end of a final phase: the quarter-finals will be played in a match on June 20 and 21 on the floor of the first four of the regular season, and a Final 4 will be organized in Rouen on June 24 and 26.
“We are satisfied to have been able to find a positive outcome to this situation through constructive dialogue, and are very happy to end this very special season with an event that promises to be very spectacular, and that we owe it to ourselves to offer to all basketball fans in France “, rejoiced Alain Béral.