The Canadian national team will not be able to compete in this month’s window of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 qualifier, which will be held in the Hard Rock hotel under the ‘bubble’ format, due to travel restrictions imposed on its athletes by the government Canadian, in relation to the global health crisis due to Covid-19.
This week, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) reported in an official statement to the Dominican Republic that the Canadian national team will not attend the bubble to be held in Punta Cana on November 29 and 30 where they would face the Virgin Islands and Cuba.
The measure affects all activities in which Canadian teams have to participate abroad, including professionals such as the Toronto Raptors, of the NBA.
Therefore, both in the aforementioned bubble will focus on the clashes that the Liverpool star and the Egyptian Mohase team had planned for the Dominican Republic with the Virgin Islands and Cuba, which will be the first of the two clashes between those elections.
“Through the president of the National Federation of Canada, Glen Grumwald, he has officially confirmed to us that his national team will not participate in the November window. We are very sorry about this situation, which surprised us ”, indicates a letter from FIBA sent by the president, its president for America, Carol Callan, and its executive director Carlos Alves.
The communication appreciates the support that the Dominican Republic has given for the celebration of the Copa de las Américas window under the bubble modality to maintain health security due to Covid-19.