WNBA postpones start of training camp and regular season due to coronavirus pandemic | Hoopfeed.com
Published on April 3, 2020
The WNBA postponed the start of training camp and regular season due to the pandemic pandemic announced today. The 2020 season has no schedule to start.
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert issued the following statement:
“As the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, including the extension of the US social evacuation guidelines to April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camp and set the regular season scheduled for May 15 Postponed. Although the league continues to use this time for scenario planning regarding new start dates and innovative formats, our guiding principles will continue to be the health and safety of players, fans and employees.
At the same time, the league and our team are still preparing for the upcoming virtual WNBA draft 2020 proposed by State Farm on April 17. The top prospects will be broadcast live on ESPN, starting at 7 pm. ET. This virtual draft allows hard-working players to realize their dreams when they hear their names and provides the team with an opportunity to build their own lineup so that we can move forward during the season.
We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to players, fans and all people in the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we thank those selfless medical workers and first-aid personnel who worked tirelessly on the front lines. “