AN UPDATE FROM BASKETBALL VICTORIA ON BIG V ROUND 14 PROCEEDINGS
As we await further decisions from the Victorian Government surrounding indoor community sport, the last few days have shown promise. Our intention is to recommence the Big V season this weekend 26-27 June; however, this is dependent on advice from the Victorian Government and Department of Health in the coming days.
Once announcements have been made, we will be able to confirm Big V venue capacity limits and information for spectators.
All games this weekend are as per the original Round 14 schedule.
The below plan is in place for the remainder of the 2021 season, pending future COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria.
Big V Season Plan
The length of the full 2021 season will be extended by two weeks, with all divisional Grand Finals being completed no later than the weekend of 11-12 September. Further to this:
- the home and away season will be extended by three weeks to accommodate the rescheduling of all games postponed from Rounds 11, 12 and 13.
- the number of weeks for finals series across all divisions will be reduced by 1 week, with the removal of the Best of 3 Grand Finals series (2 weeks reduction in D1M/D2M without a Best of 3 Semi Finals).
In the event of further rounds not being able to be played:
- a maximum of one round will be postponed and rescheduled into an additional week for the home and away season.
- if this occurs, the finals structures for all divisions (excluding conferences) will then revert to a top 4 Knockout series (1v4 and 2v3) played over 2 weeks.
Any other rounds post this period that cannot be played will not be postponed and will be declared bye rounds. Ladders at the completion of the season will determine the top four teams in each division based on their win/loss percentage.
Revised fixtures from postponed rounds are expected to be released as soon as possible.