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Farsa in the National League: The problematic conduct of a semi-professional league during the Corona - Walla! sport

2021-01-04T13:01:53.584Z

In Elitzur Nahal Sorek they started discovering infected people in Corona, and now they have 8 verified. The rival from her last game, Elitzur Ramla, continued to train even though she knew about it and was preparing for the next game until the Ministry of Health intervened. Ramla chairman: "It is not my fault that this is the union's constitution." The basketball association: "The players are committed to isolation"



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Farsa in the National League: The problematic conduct of a semi-professional league during the Corona

In Elitzur Nahal Sorek they started discovering infected people in Corona, and now they have 8 verified.

The rival from her last game, Elitzur Ramla, continued to train even though she knew about it and was preparing for the next game until the Ministry of Health intervened.

Ramla chairman: "It is not my fault that this is the union's constitution." The basketball association: "The players are committed to isolation"

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Not an easy situation.

Nahal Sorek players (Photo: From Elitzur Nahal Sorek's Facebook page)

While the State of Israel is in a third closure, many sports and leagues have been excluded and given permission to continue playing.

Most leagues are professional and try to conduct themselves in this way, but some of them are not professional and still have been approved.

One of them is the National Basketball League, which has two districts - North and South.

Almost all of the players in this league work part-time.

Some soldiers are during the day various IDF bases. Many games these leagues deferred following the corona, but some groups continue to operate as usual. According to the rules sent Basketball Association, playing notes that the Group has at least four players isolation (or coach).



Southern District The league has been in turmoil in recent days following Corona's eruption in Elitzur Nahal Sorek. At the moment, the team has eight verified players, and its activity is disabled. In Nahal Sorek, they asked Ramla to postpone the game, when according to the team manager Tzachi Cohen, the request was because the team players feared the current situation with the closure. Ramla refused to postpone the game and it took place, and at the end Ramla won 66:69.

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Follow with concern. The Ministry of Health and Elrei Price (Photo: Ruby Castro)

Two days after the game, one of the players from Nahal Sorek announced at the beginning of the team's training that he felt unwell and he was sent to train alone.

After a while he started training with the other players.

That evening the player and another player informed the team manager that they were feeling unwell and were sent on Wednesday morning to conduct corona tests.

On Wednesday evening, Ramla, which played against Nahal Sorek, hosted Maccabi Shoham, and defeated it 73:83.

On Thursday morning the result of the first player to complain came back, and it was negative.

On the other hand, the other player received a positive answer.



The result was obtained on Thursday at 10:30 p.m.

Nahal Sorek's manager, Tzachi Cohen, contacted all of the team's players immediately, informing them that they should go into isolation and undergo a corona test on Friday morning.

At the same time, he updated the basketball league coordinator, Naftali Goshen, and noted that in a similar case that happened at the beginning of the season, when one of the Ma'ale Adumim players turned out to be positive, they too were placed in isolation and passed tests.

At the same time, Cohen contacted Zion Asaig, the team manager of Elitzur Ramla, and updated him.



On Friday, Tzachi Cohen spoke with Elitzur Ramla chairman Moti Cohen and updated him on the issue again. Walla! Sport learned that until Elitzur Ramla's training, on Saturday afternoon, the team players were not updated on this. At the beginning of the training, the Ramla player told the other players The other players continued training as usual. Only in the evening, after the epidemiological investigation in Nahal Sorek continued, did they transfer the phone number of the contact in Ramla, and the team went into isolation. As of this writing, all Ramla people negative to the virus.



Walla! Sport has learned that similar cases in the national league, team playing against an opponent with sick guests, was sent to undergo all the players, and the event with at least four players guests were postponed games. National league and the Premier league are CEOs of managing leagues connection Direct with Ministry of Health representatives for guidance.

In the national league, the situation is different.



In this case, while the number of those infected in Nahal Sorek gradually gathered and reached eight this morning, Ramla waited for the instructions of the Ministry of Health, continued to train normally and was not tested until they received instructions from the Ministry of Health, despite knowing that they played against a verified player.

The basketball association even refused to postpone Ramla's game against Kiryat Ono on their own initiative, which addressed the issue and announced that it refuses to attend the game against Ramla.

The people of Kiryat Ono were told that until Ramla does not go into isolation from the Ministry of Health, the game will not be postponed.

In the end, the game was postponed only yesterday at 12:30 p.m.

Goshen (Photo: Kobi Eliyahu)

"The constitution says you can only play if there are four verified players," he told Walla!

Sports in response Elitzur Ramla chairman Moti Cohen, "If there are three verified, you have to play.

I follow the law, I'm not an idiot.

The game is canceled if there are four verified players.

At the beginning of our training on Saturday we only knew about one verified player.

On Saturday night I was told there were three verified.

Even after having four verified, I need approval from the Ministry of Health, I must play, otherwise I lost technically.

The law in the union says that if you have three verified players on the team, you must show up.

That's the law.

what will I do?

I'm not to blame for this being the constitution.

I have to show up. "



Cohen added about the situation:" When they spoke to me from the Ministry of Health, I called the director of Kiryat Ono and the basketball association and said that the game should be canceled.

The Ministry of Health spoke to me on Saturday at 22:00 at night.

I updated the players that they need to get into isolation.

As soon as I was told I needed to go into solitary confinement, I sent a message to the whole group to go into solitary confinement.

I follow the law.

They asked me for a list of phones, IDs, everything.

I sent all 19 people who were there.

From what I know, Nahal Sorek did not update on all their people who were there. "The



basketball association responded:" We take everything and take care of every incident very seriously.

It is important to know that according to the outline of the Ministry of Sports approved by all teams in the leagues that are allowed to play (for men and women, national men and women, national men), players are required to home isolation that allows only training and games and we expect everyone to follow this outline and teams.

It is important for any player who feels symptoms to act responsibly and not get involved in his team activities.

"Every game in which verified patients or players in isolation are revealed was postponed without any problems, and the same happened with the game between Kiryat Ono and Ramla, which was postponed on Saturday night."

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