Natxo Lezkano, during a match in Pumarín. | Miki Lopez
Liberbank Oviedo received yesterday confirmation that its match on the sixth day of LEB Oro, on the Cáceres World Heritage Site, has been postponed by the Spanish Basketball Federation. The team led by Natxo Lezkano has been without activity for ten days, after learning the positive for covid-19 of a player who participates in training. For this reason, last Saturday the match of the fifth day against Destino Palencia could no longer be played at the Pumarín sports center.
According to a note made public mid-afternoon yesterday by the Oviedo club, the postponement of the Cáceres game was decided “in compliance with the deadlines established both by the regulations in force in the Principality of Asturias, and in the protocol of the Spanish Federation of Basketball”. Cáceres’ match was scheduled for 12 noon on Sunday, so Liberbank Oviedo would have had to face it with just two training sessions.
The members of the Oviedo staff will carry out PCR tests today and, if they are not detected positive, they will return to training tomorrow. In the coming days, dates will be sought to recover the matches against Palencia and Cáceres, which could be fitted before the seventh match, in the case of Oviedo on Sunday, December 6, with the visit of Valladolid to Pumarín.
This break has come to Liberbank Oviedo at its best, after linking two consecutive victories, at home against Melilla and on the Ourense court, recovering from the defeat on the first day in Pumarín against Breogán.