Sheffield Sharks basketball match abandoned over slippery court

A basketball game had to be called off on Sunday, December 29 over fears that the court’s floor was too slippery.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 3:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 11:10 am

The British Basketball League match between Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders was stopped for the players’ safety at the end of the first quarter.

The Riders posted on social media that their players had suffered three injuries after slipping during the match at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Their statement in Facebook read: “We will update when we have a new date for the game and injury status of Anderson, Cartwright and Wright will be assessed ahead of next Friday's Cup Semi-Final.”

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The Sharks said on Twitter that"circumstances beyond our control" had led to match officials stopping the game.

The Sheffield club has announced tickets for Sunday's game will be valid for the restaged game.

SIV have been contacted for comment.

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