Organizers of the Nathan Insurance Portsmouth Basketball League have taken the decision to suspend the league with immediate effect.
The suspension of the league came as a result of one player testing positive for the dreaded COVID-19 virus. The player in question informed league officials after his test returned positive.
According to league organizer, Erickson LeBlanc, the positive test of the player forced the league to be brought to a halt.
“A player who played in last week’s game has been tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 virus. The news came to us from the player himself. The president, Earl Matthew, was called and immediately we took a decision to suspend the league forthwith,” LeBlanc explained.
He further stated that the league followed COVID-19 safety protocols and will provide the necessary support to the affected player and teammates.
“I want to say that this player, in particular, that is the first game that he has played and we have his temperature recorded. I know for a fact that he was sanitized during the game. Also, at no time was that player in direct contact with the booth officials.
“At this time I want to give our deepest sympathies to his family and teammates and we will do everything that is possible to support that player and his team,” he stated.
LeBlanc said that the league will cooperate with health officials re contract tracing.
The affected player participated in a game on Sunday, 15th November 2020 between One-Pot Originals and Gulkey Construction Ballerz.