China News Agency, Beijing, October 10th. The CBA official announced on the 10th that the 2020-2021 season CBA League will start on October 17. The first stage of the regular season will be played in Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province. However, it remains a mystery whether the Bayi team, which has received much attention, will participate.
It is reported that the new season of the CBA League will be divided into four phases. The first two phases of the competition will be held in Zhuji. Both will adopt the competition system. It is planned to end before February 8, 2021. The latter two phases will be based on the epidemic situation. Make separate arrangements with epidemic prevention requirements.
However, this "official announcement" of the CBA did not involve the arrival or stay of the Bayi team. As early as the end of the 2019-2020 season of the CBA League, the issue of the Bayi team's stay or stay became the focus of attention. According to the requirements of the CBA League, the deadline for the registration of domestic players for each participating team in the new season is September 15. However, after 19 participating teams have completed the registration of domestic players, only the Bayi team was marked as "suspended".
Today, according to the opening of the new season CBA, there is still a week left and the stay of the Bayi team remains a mystery. It is reported that the schedule for the new CBA season has been sent to all participating teams. The Bayi team is included in the schedule, but the remarks for the games involving the Bayi team are "to be determined." According to informed sources, Bayi team is very likely to withdraw from the new season of the CBA league.
The Bayi team had achieved six consecutive championships in the first six seasons of the CBA League, and won the "Eight Crowns" award, building the "August 1 Dynasty" of Chinese basketball. However, under the impact of the tide of marketization, this iron-blooded brigade composed of all local players has gradually come out of the altar. It has ranked in the last three places in the past seven seasons, and it has been at the bottom three times in the past four seasons. The outside world also holds different views on the Bayi team's going and staying, thinking that staying is "feeling" and leaving is "compliance with the general trend of CBA development."
The CBA League will hold a CBA League press conference for the 2020-2021 season on the 12th. Perhaps it will reveal the mystery of the Bayi team and other pre-match suspense about the new CBA season. (Finish)