A day after the announcement of the Eagles Community Arena hosting a pilot basketball game with spectators, the British Basketball League (BBL) have revealed their plans for the 2020-21 season.

From Friday 2 October 2020, BBL clubs will get back to action as they start the opening rounds of the BBL Cup competition with the hopes of reaching the Cup Final in January 2021.

This season sees a change to the format of the opening rounds with teams being sorted into three groups rather than two, with the teams who finish bottom in each group being eliminated.

BBL Championship games are set to tip-off on Friday 13 November 2020 as all eleven teams battle for the honour of finishing top of the table.

Last season saw a close contest for top spot before play was brought to an end due to the impact of coronavirus.

Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer of BBL, said: “Planning for the new season has been something we’ve really looked forward to after the disappointment of the early end to last season.

“Seeing the talent that the clubs have been announcing only makes us keener to get going because there’s going to be some incredible games to come.”

The fixtures schedule and more details will follow over the next few weeks as we continue to announce our new roster and how things will work for the test basketball event at the ECA on Friday 18 September.

Plans for the start of the Women’s British Basketball League 2020-21 season are due to be published shortly.