Kai Sotto and the rest of the Adelaide 36ers will be under COVID-19 health and safety protocol after one of the players recently tested positive.
The development prompted Australia’s National Basketball League to suspend the 36ers’ game against the Perth Wildcats originally scheduled for Tuesday, against southeastern Melbourne Phoenix on Sunday and also the game between Perth and Brisbane Bullets on Saturday.
NBL said in a statement that the league is complying with health and safety protocols set out by the Australian government in the face of the threat from the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.
“The health and safety of players, coaches, clubs, staff and supporters is the League’s number one priority when considering these matters,” the NBL said in a statement.
“The NBL will continue to follow the advice of governments and health authorities. Regular testing of all players and staff will continue, while further testing will be carried out on those affected or those considered close contacts,” he added.
Sotto only played once for the 36ers after missing the team’s first four games with knee pain.
Adelaide, who have a 2-3 win-loss record, wanted to ensure the health of their players and staff was the top priority.
“It is extremely disappointing that the games are postponed, but we must follow the advice and directives of the state government, which means that those who are considered close contacts will have to self-isolate,” the executive said. of the 36ers.
“The health of our players, coaches, staff, corporate partners, members and fans is our number one priority. The focus now is to support our players and coaches during the isolation period and ensure their well-being,” he added.
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