Jordan, Saudi to meet in Friendly Saturday

Ameen Abu Hawas
Jordan’s Ameen Abu Hawas. (Photo: FIBA)
AMMAN — Jordan is scheduled to play three friendlies ahead of its appearance at the Kingdom-hosted 2021 Asia Cup final qualifiers. اضافة اعلان

As part of their qualifier preparations, the national team will play Saudi Arabia on June 5, Qatar on June 7, and then Saudi once more on June 8. Media outlets will not be allowed to cover the event.

In the qualifiers, Jordan will face Palestine, Kazakhstan, then Palestine, again on June 12, June 13 and June 14, respectively, in matches scheduled for 7pm at the Prince Hamzah Hall.

Fans will not be allowed to attend the event, to prevent potential outbreaks and cases of COVID-19.

In previous statements, the Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) said was hoping to occupy stands with at least a limited audience who had received both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, but recent government decisions, working towards a safe summer, have put a damper on the federation’s plans.

Under these decisions, fans will be allowed to fill stands to 30 percent of their capacity, but the new regulations will only go into effect on July 1.

Participating team delegations have already started arriving in Jordan, ahead of the qualifiers.

Qatar and Syria will arrive on June 6 and June 8, respectively, followed by Iran and Kazakhstan, both on June 9.

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