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In Brittany, the basketball bounces less and less high. While sport, in general, is facing up to the fifth wave of covid-19, with postponed matches, basketball has no other choice but to take a break, for some age categories.

This is a choice that had to be resolved by the Costa-Rican committee, which met Thursday evening and took the decision to postpone all the departmental matches on the weekends of January 15 and 16 and January 22 and 23, categories U9 to U17-18.

And it is not the only Breton department to adopt such a drastic measure. Like Landerneau Bretagne Basket, which recorded 17 games canceled among its teams due to cases of covid-19 in one weekend, the Finistère committee is also suffering from the situation. Thus, the U9 and U11 competitions were suspended until February 26. “Currently, due to covid-19, clubs are struggling to have sufficient membership. They can, if they wish, continue training, but we also prefer to avoid mixing, ”explains its president Anne Madec.

Morbihan resists

In Morbihan, “the proportion of matches postponed from U9 to U15 is a third. In U18 or U20, about 20% of the matches are not played. As soon as there is a suspicion, case of contact or case of covid-19, the match is postponed ”, specifies Georges Didrick, president of the departmental committee.

Is a freeze of competitions as in neighboring departments possible? “The goal is first of all not to take any risk by taking the maximum of precautions,” rebounds the leader. If people are playing the game, why not play it? (…) Today, there is a federal protocol, validated by the Ministry of Sports and various health authorities. We apply it as best we can, trying to allow our young people to play in the best possible safety conditions ”.

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