In accordance with the BBL Secure play protocol and NHS guidance, several members of the Manchester Giants team are now having to self-isolate following a positive Covid-19 test. As an extra precaution, all senior team basketball activity is also on hold. 

Under the BBL Covid-19 rule amendments this will unfortunately mean we will have to forfeit the BBL Cup semi final against the London Lions.

The BBL Championship game against the London Lions on 17th Jan was already due to be rescheduled because of Lions’ fixture congestion, and no other games will be rescheduled.

We will return to action against the Surrey Scorchers on Saturday 23rd January.

In a statement, Jamie Edwards said “Although it is a heart wrenching decision to have to take, it’s the right thing to do to keep everyone safe and follow the protocols set out by government and the rules in the BBL’s secure play policy.

My thoughts are with Danny and the players as they deserved this shot at reaching the final and I know they were confident that they could do it. This is a special group of players and I believe they will go on to do great things.”