Green light for Big V basketball opening round

Action between Werribee Devils and Keilor Thunder in the Big V basketball women's state championship last season.

By Lance Jenkinson

Basketball Victoria chief executive officer Nick Honey has confirmed this weekend’s opening round of the 2020 Big V basketball season “will go ahead as scheduled”.

In a statement on the Basketball Victoria website, Honey said the league would continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely, but there are no plans to suspend the season in the short term.

Honey did, however, stress the importance of every individual assessing their own health concerns and thinking twice about playing or attending basketball games in the coming weeks.

“If a person is supposed to be in self-isolation/quarantine because of the existence of COVID-19 in a workplace, school or elsewhere, our advice is that the individual must not participate in basketball activities, whether or not they have any symptoms, until the isolation period has expired,” Honey said.

“Playing or attending basketball does not constitute isolation.”

The NBA season in USA and Canada was suspended today after a player tested positive to the coronavirus.