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Llazani: Alarming, we are the only country with suspended basketball

Llazani: Alarming, we are the only country with suspended basketball

Following the letter of the Executive Director of FIBA ??Europe, Kamil Novak, the Albanian Basketball Federation acted immediately, sending a letter to the authorities responsible for health safety, for the knowledge of the Prime Minister Edi Rama, asking him to urgently lift the suspension and grant permission get basketball down on the floor. The letter was sent by the secretary of FSHB, Korab Llazani, who listed a number of points where the heavy losses of Albanian basketball during this period are pointed out. "As passengers in the same boat, vulnerable to the challenges faced by the year 2020, we are alarmed, as you are aware by our constant requests and calls, to stop basketball activity in the country. From the time we exchanged the initial requests until the last one in November 2020,

1. Exclusion of Albania in the European competitions of Eurobasket Femra 2021, due to the delay in returning the answer on your part, causing non-appearance, according to the requests submitted by FIBA, in Istanbul, Turkey from 9-15 November 2020.

2. Forced participation with the adult male national team, due to the cessation of activity in the country, the delegation traveled as a "clandestine team" where in its country could not prepare, while in the host country-Portugal, could easily do.

3. We are facing an exodus of local players, who cross the border no further than Kosovo, the country that has made so much effort until the submission of the candidacy for host country of the next round of the 2023 World Cup matches.

Albania is the only country in the world with suspended basketball

Following his letter, Llazani makes a general analysis of the situation, asking a question that should embarrass the authorities: Why does the whole world have basketball on the floor, including the region, and Albania is holding it in suspense? "We have entered the 11th month of non-development of our sports activity, which not only brings great losses in human resources, with extraordinary financial, social and health effects, but evokes fear and uncertainty for continuity, - writes Llazani, - we still do not have an official communication, except for a hopeful video of Ms. Kushi on social networks, whose message is not yet known when it will be realized. We cordially ask, on behalf of the investments made throughout these years, of our sports associations as well as the federation to increase the quality of sports, which from year to year was marking a significant increase, to justify to us, why Basketball in Albania can not be developed, as in all other countries of the world, Europe and the region ?! We have recorded the most negative statistics, becoming the only country in the world with suspended activity. If the measures are taken strictly, for which We guarantee you our maximum commitment, we should be given the green light to resume. We are convinced that your attention will be greater to our request, this time, we almost feel forgotten, as a community that operates in the territory of the Republic of Albania. At the national and international level, we do not want to lose the image of an organization motivated to cooperate and bring its contribution in the field of health. In the end, Llazani calls on the conscience of the officials of the health institutions, where he puts in front of the fact that no basketball player is positive from the antikovid tests. “Mrs. Rakacolli, we have a proven mini-statistic from November, our athletes came out all Negative against Covid19, after several consecutive tests, which proves that our activity prevents, and reduces the chance of contracting the virus. So please, on the eve of the next matches, of the adult male national team 15-21 February - Cyprus, be alerted just like us, to conduct the activity in optimal conditions. "With the hope that this time we will receive the long-awaited news, that of the resumption", Llazani underlines in his letter sent to the heads of health. Rakacolli, we have a proven mini-statistic from November, our athletes came out all Negative against Covid19, after several consecutive tests, which proves that our activity prevents, and reduces the chance of contracting the virus. So please, on the eve of the next matches, of the adult national team 15-21 February - Cyprus, be alarmed just like us, to conduct the activity in optimal conditions. "With the hope that this time we will receive the long-awaited news, that of the resumption", Llazani underlines in his letter sent to the heads of health. Rakacolli, we have a proven mini-statistic from November, our athletes came out all Negative against Covid19, after several consecutive tests, which proves that our activity prevents, and reduces the chance of contracting the virus. So please, on the eve of the next matches, of the adult male national team 15-21 February - Cyprus, be alarmed just like us, to conduct the activity in optimal conditions. "With the hope that this time we will receive the long-awaited news, that of the resumption", Llazani underlines in his letter sent to the heads of health. on the eve of the next matches, of the adult male national team 15-21 February - Cyprus, to be alarmed just like us, to conduct the activity in optimal conditions. "With the hope that this time we will receive the long-awaited news, that of the resumption", Llazani underlines in his letter sent to the heads of health. on the eve of the next matches, of the adult male national team 15-21 February - Cyprus, to be alarmed just like us, to conduct the activity in optimal conditions. "With the hope that this time we will receive the long-awaited news, that of the resumption", Llazani underlines in his letter sent to the heads of health.