AEK did not allow its three players, Dimitris Katsivelis, Lino Chrysikopoulos and Dimitris Moraitis, to participate in the first training session of the national team, in view of the last “window” of the Eurobasket 2022 qualifiers in Riga. AEK considers that Prometheus Patras violated the health protocol before the Cup semifinal with PAOK and asked the EEC to take an official position on the issue as the health protocol of the Cup belongs to the Federation.
“They put themselves out of the team and their matter will be referred immediately to the competent bodies to implement what is provided by the current Sports Law and the internal regulations of the Federation”, the Federation replied.
The “yellow-blacks” believe that the team of Patras was aware of the positive cases before the game against PAOK and nevertheless neglected to consistently put the players and the people of the team of Thessaloniki in great danger. Prometheus announced two cases of coronavirus on Saturday morning (13/2), while today (14/2) he informed that one of his five internationals who were excluded from the national team also tested positive.
The national team was left with ten players in view of its last two games in the qualifiers of Eurobasket 2022. The program for the representative team provides training early on Monday (15/2) in OAKA and then will leave for Riga.
The EEC Communication states:
“With the unjustifiably absent AEK athletes, Dimitris Katsivelis, Lino Chrysikopoulos and Dimitris Moraitis, the preparation of the Men’s National Team began today in view of the last” window “of the Eurobasket 2022 qualifying matches.
The three players did not give the “present” without any excuse, so they put themselves out of the team and their matter will be referred immediately to the competent bodies to implement what is provided by the current Sports Law and the internal regulations of the Federation.
The EEC feels the unpleasant need to express its dissatisfaction with the treatment of some “bosses” of basketball in Greece, in relation to the representation of Greek basketball which is the National teams. And it is very important for everyone to understand once again the important difference between the two: Greek basketball and basketball in Greece.
After the latest developments, the following ten players were present at today’s gathering: Vassilis Kavvadas, Dimitris Kaklamanakis, Zois Karabelas, Giannis Kouzeloglou, Vangelis Margaritis, Vassilis Mouratos, Christos Saloustros, Vassilis Toliopoulos, George. They will travel tomorrow at noon, after a training session in the morning at OAKA, to Riga on a charter flight and actions have already begun in cooperation with FIBA to be able to replace the absentees. In any case, regardless of the margins that will be available, any player who can be called up must have 48 hours from the time he undergoes the coronavirus test until he is allowed to enter Latvia, according to the health protocols in force in the country. ».
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