London Lions must head to Bulgaria for their Basketball Champions League qualifiers.

With FIBA deciding to move each four-team bracket to a single site amid the difficulties of travel brought on by Covid-19, the BBL champions will head into Group D in the city of Botevgrad at its Arena Botevgrad.

Semi-Final 1:      Tsmoki-Minsk (Belarus) – Balkan Botevgrad (Bulgaria)
Semi-Final 2:      Neptunas Klaipeda (Lithuania) – London Lions
Final:                   Winner SF1 – Winner SF2

The Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday September 22.
The Final will take place on Thursday September 24.

Botevgrad will also host the pool involving Cluj Napoca, Igokea, Fribourg Olympic and Sporting Lisbon CP. Nicosia will be the venue for the other two brackets.

Due to the current situation and the regulations in place in Bulgaria and in Cyprus, no fans will be allowed in the arenas.

Tip-off times will be determined at a later stage.

Although Bulgaria is on the list of countries where travellers returning to the UK face a mandatory quarantine, Home Office rules provide exemption for professional athletes and associated personnel if they have ventured abroad to compete.

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