Costa del Sol Trophy: Unicaja-Madrid suspended due to COVID

The Diputación de Málaga announced, in mutual agreement with the clubs, the suspension of the tenth edition of the trophy that both teams were going to play.


The Provincial Council of Malaga announced this Monday the cancellation of the 10th Costa del Sol Trophy that they were going to play, at the Martín Carpena, Unicaja and Real Madrid. As reported by this body, the decision has been taken, in agreement with the two clubs, due to the negative evolution of the health crisis that is hitting the whole world. This match was to be played on the 29th at 1:00 p.m. without an audience.The decision has been made by the president of the Provincial Council, Francisco Salado, and the first vice president and head of Sports, Juan Carlos Maldonado, after conversations with the Provincial Council, organizer of the event, with the directors of both teams and with the municipal company Málaga Sports and Events, which manages sports equipment.

The first vice-president and head of Sports of the Provincial Council, Juan Carlos Maldonado, thanked the two teams, Unicaja and Real Madrid, for their “excellent disposition and collaboration with the Tournament”, and praised their “great responsibility and enormous professionalism”. “It was a difficult decision but we are sure it is the right one. We must be guided by prudence and responsibility and this has been the case ”, declared Maldonado. "The first thing is health and to stop this new spread of the disease, there will already be an opportunity to celebrate this tournament again, when we have overcome the health crisis, and we will do it in style, as required by a sporting event that has already become in a tradition and a symbol of Malaga's love for basketball ", added the first vice president of the Provincial Council.

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