If you want to watch the WBBL Playoff quarter-finals, then you’ll need to retune your streaming.

Sky Sports have followed a number of leading sporting bodies, plus the BBL, in planning a social media boycott from 3pm Friday 30 April through 11.59pm Monday 3 May, aimed at challenging online abuse.

It means the BBL and WBBL will now go into their playoffs with no social media promotion.

But the impact will also mean that the WBBL’s opening post-season round in Newcastle on Saturday and Sunday – plus Monday’s first two first legs of the BBL Playoffs – will not be on Sky Sports’ YouTube, as scheduled, but is now to be screened free on the BBL Player.

A statement from the BBL said: “Sport has the power to bring all communities together and, as we have experienced through the growth and camaraderie of the British basketball community, social media has the power that allows us to reach and connect with our supporters – as it does for all sports – in immediate and vital ways.

“But with that power comes responsibility and the current inaction by social media companies in the face of relentless hateful and abusive attacks by cowards protected by this very inaction is inexcusable.

“No one should be subject to the kind of harassment and abuse that we have seen people experience. It goes against every tenet of basic human decency and we join the calls for social media companies to do more and for the UK government to ensure the Online Safety Bill gives sufficient powers to Ofcom to ensure social media companies can be held to account should they continue to fail in their responsibilities.”

The first leg of the BBL Playoff quarter-finals will still be shown as planned on Tuesday on Sky’s YouTube as well as BBL Player.

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