General Director of “Khimki” Pavel Astakhov has shared his opinion about the decision of Euroleague to terminate the season.
— We were ready for any decision of the Euroleague. Sorry, couldn’t vote, because they are not holders of a permanent license. However, were ready for anything, and the choice in favor of the completion of this season — the most logical, as the health priority. While epidemiological service can’t guarantee we won this thing, would be a big risk to proceed in the competition.
Now we understand that the season is over that we stay in the Euroleague for next year. Albeit the understanding of the budget for the next season no, but it is very important. I am sure that in this respect at the club all will be well, — said Astakhov.
Recall that the Euroleague has announced that the season-2019/20 will not be finished because of the pandemic coronavirus. None of the teams will be declared champion, a change in the composition of participants is not provided. Russia in the tournament represent CSKA, “Khimki” and Sankt-Petersburg “Zenith”.
At the time of the suspension of the regular season the Moscow club took 7 th place.