Connect with us

News

The regular season of the CBA in 2021-22 will begin on Saturday

Avatar

Published

on

The 2021-22 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) regular season will begin on Saturday in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, with the Guangdong Southern Tigers taking against the Shenzhen Aviators, according to the CBA. With the addition of the Ningbo Rockets, China’s top-tier men’s basketball league will increase to 20 clubs for the 27th season since its inception in 1995. The three sections of the regular season will have a total of 38 rounds. The top 12 clubs from the regular season will advance to the playoffs, which will begin on April 24, 2022, and end no later than May 20.

The first stage of the forthcoming regular season, which will take place between October 16 and November 14, will be held in Zhuji, which hosted the whole 2020-21 CBA season. According to the CBA, with COVID-19 countermeasures in place at the sites, some games in the next season will be open to spectators.

“We believe that, with the combined efforts of the entire CBA family, our games will be back in cities and in front of fans in the near future,” CBA president Yao Ming said during a press conference here on Tuesday.

The CBA, according to Zhang Xiong, CEO, has matured into a top-tier professional basketball league in China and Asia after nearly three decades.

According to Zhang, the league will take a number of steps next season to increase its influence among basketball fans. Apart from the regular New Year and Spring Festival schedules, the CBA will launch a new idea called “Saturday Evening,” which will be used to promote games, teams, and players during prime-time matchups on weekends. The CBA will also launch “My Home Team, My CBA,” a fan-focused initiative that will bring together 20 teams and social media sites such as Weibo and Hupu to strengthen ties with supporters.

According to the CBA, 391 domestic players have registered for the 2021-22 season, including 65 newcomers, the highest number of domestic players in four seasons. Each side can have up to four overseas players registered, and each match can have up to four.

 

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Local

MPS still under Home Minister: PO

Avatar

Published

on

President’s Office on Tuesday stated that though Maldives Police Service (MPS) is now operating as an independent entity, the Home Minister is still the responsible figure for the agency.

Following the ratification and implementing of MPS Act, MPS would function as an independent entity, with various internal governing bodies. The Home Minister will be responsible for overseeing the body but will have no control over day to day operations.

Confusion reigned supreme following a letter sent by President’s Office to the Home Affairs, stating that MPS would function as an independent entity effective from March 27, 2021. The letter also stated the Ministry’s functions and roles following this decision.

Clause 242 of the Constitution mandates that all government and government associated agencies be overseen by a Minister.

The statement issued by President’s Office said that Home Minister Sheikh Imran would still oversee the agency.

In response to the change, Minister Imran tweeted that ‘challenges’ were natural and expected. He added that success was in perseverance.

Continue Reading

Local

Tourism Ministry sets three-year period for resorts to open

Avatar

Published

on

Minister of Tourism Dr Abdullah Mausoom has revealed that the Ministry intends to automatically revoke the islands leased for resort development, if the developers fail to open the property within a three-year period.

Speaking to local newspaper, Mihaaru, the Minister revealed that this was already in the plans and a new agreement will be signed based on this principle.

Statistics by Tourism Ministry in 2020, show that over 50 resorts were still under development, with parties filing to extend the permits for 21 islands. Some of the leased islands have been listed as under development for over 10 years.

This, he said, was being implemented to urge developers to finish developing the property and begin operations. Minister Mausoom noted that most citizens living close to islands under development had raised their concerns over delays.

The Minister had previously said that Tourism sustained severe losses due to the pandemic. While the sector aims to bring in 1.3 million tourists, there are several challenges including a new mutation of the delta strain detected in the UK and limitations of the airport to cater for arrivals.

Continue Reading

Local

U23 national team departs for Bahrain

Avatar

Published

on

The under 23 national football team has departed to Bahrain for training ahead of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

The qualifiers will be held in Uzbekistan from the 27th to the 31st of this month.

The team is accompanied by Assistant Coaches Sabah Mohamed and Mohamed Shahid. They will play two practice matches in Bahrain before heading to straight to qualifiers in Uzbekistan. The team had also carried out successful training camps in the atolls.

Maldives will face off against Iraq on 27th October, against Bahrain on 29th October, and Afghanistan on 31st October.

Competing nations are divided into 11 groups. First place winners will go into the Asian Cup. Additionally, four top-performing teams from the second placed nations will proceed to the Cup.

Continue Reading

Trending