Handball: German clubs decide to abandon 2019-20 season

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German’s incredible handball clubs decided to abandonen their season and will not continue until coronavirus lockdown is over, the league (HBL) said on Tuesday. After playing 26 match days, 36 clubs of the top two divisions voted and by majority they decide to end the campaign, with THW Kiel crowned champions.

“After six weeks of corona crisis our situation is very serious,” league (HBL) managing director Frank Bohmann said. He added, “Thanks to a good crisis management we will survive the coming weeks. But abandoning the season underlines the grave threat that we are facing.
Decisive for our existence will now be when we can play in front of spectators again.”

Germany has eased up their lockdown partially with re-opening of some smaller shops but its not good enough for any sports events attended by fans.

In Germany more than 143,000 people infected and over 4,500 lost their lives due to coronavirus. Germany’s top football league, the Bundesliga is expected to start again next month in front of empty stands.

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