The 20-0 loss for Covid-19 reasons is a bullshit!

Last week all the mess started when Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana lost with 0-20 their home game against Bursaspor. They had only 1 coronavirus case, but the scared government of their country decided to quarantine them all. Even the entire team was healthy, they haven’t the right to play against the visitors. So Eurocup decided they lost the game. The same thing happened this week with the French team Bourg that had to play in Venice. They cannot do that because they are really affected by Covid-19 cases, not like Cedevita. Anyway, 20-0 is a simple solution that is giving lucky victories for free.

In Euroleague, Khimki and CSKA have travelled with many absences these rounds and paradoxically and heroically CSKA win after overtime at Fenerbahce, proving their value.
Another Russian team, Zenit Sankt-Petersburg is as well overwhelmed by the virus. They would like to compete and they had an impressive start of the season by beating the best 2 candidates to win the title: Anadolu Efes and FC Barcelona, but they have all their players in quarantine. How could they train and play? Is their fault for this strange situation that sooner or later will affect any basketball organization? No! Why punish them with losing the games at Valencia and Baskonia with 20-0? It’s the craziest solution ever. The games have to be rescheduled, that’s no doubt about! 
What’s the point to win games if then in a couple of days later you can lose all your efforts in unlucky circumstances that nobody can control?

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Gratian Cormos is a life coach, writer and mentor currently living in the city of Barcelona, Spain. He is the author of the book “How to bet on basketball” available here for only 11 euros. For the passionate bettors, he created a Telegram channel where you can subscribe in order to receive ALL the betting tips that he makes.