Today EuroLeague Basketball announced that 2019/2020 EuroLeague and EuroCup seasons are cancelled. At the same time current EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs confirmed places for 2020/2021 season. This means that Khimki Moscow Region will play in EuroLeague 2020/2021.
Initially EuroLeague CEO Jordi Bertomeu proposed to the clubs to cancel 2019/2020 season. The clubs agreed with Jordi Bertomeu. Also, ECA Shareholders Executive Board approved the 2020/2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague participants, namely: ALBA Berlin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul, AX Armani Exchange Milan, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, CSKA Moscow, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Khimki Moscow Region
, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Real Madrid, Valencia Basket, Zalgiris Kaunas and Zenit St Petersburg.
2020/2021 EuroLeague season is set to start on October 1, 2020.
Pavel Astakhov, Khimki Moscow Region GM:
“Khimki were ready for any decision of the EuroLeague, but only clubs with an A license could take part in the voting. The choice to end the season seems logical, because despite the general desire to return to normal life as soon as possible, the health and safety of all participants are a priority. Now we have to analyze the current situation and start preparing for the next season”.