The first half of the ING Basketball Super League will be played without spectators, Hidayet Turkoglu, Turkish Basketball Federation Chairman said Wednesday.

Turkoglu told Anadolu Agency that the Federation had a meeting with the Ministry of Health and that they decided that it would be more appropriate to play the first half of the season without fans.

In March, Turkey suspended the league games in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while the remainder of the season was canceled in May.

Basketball Super League will be tipped-off on Sept. 26.

Turkey on Tuesday reported 1,761 new cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 1,000 recoveries.

Also, the country’s overall infection count reached 283,270, according to the Health Ministry data.

* Writing by Emre Asikci

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