Another Shiga game has been cancelled.
The B.League announced that the third showdown between Kiefer Ravena and the Lakestars against Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses – which was supposed to take place tonight at Ukaruchan Arena – has been cancelled.
“One player belonging to Shiga Lakestars and one team staff received a positive test for the novel coronavirus, and the other players were close contacts in the B League’s own close contact criteria,” read the league’s statement.
Ramos and the Grouses took both games last December – 107-102 last December 11; and 95-90 a day later.
The Lakestars, who are 9-17 in the standings, have yet to play since January 3. Also facing the possibility of cancellation is Shiga’s games against Gunma this weekend at Ota City Athletic Park Citizen’s Gymnasium.
Toyama (11-19) will next face Hiroshima (18-10) this weekend on the road.
Also cancelled earlier was Thirdy Ravena and San-En’s (4-22) game against Shimane (19-8) at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.
Javi Gomez de Liano will also miss Ibaraki’s (5-23) tilt against Gunma (11-16) tonight due to a sprained ankle.
There will still be three Pinoys who will play tonight.
Ray Parks and Nagoya (20-8) visit Arena Tachikawa Tachihi to face Tokyo (21-7) in a titanic clash.
Kobe Paras and Niigata (2-26), meanwhile, look to snap their 25-game skid when they go to Hokkai Kita-yale to take on Hokkaido (11-17).
Finally, Matt Aquino and Shinshu (12-16) hope to extend their streak when they square off against Ryukyu (23-3) at their home floor, White Ring.
All games have a 6:05PM tip-off time.