National team tests for COVID-19

National team player, Mahmoud Omar is seen getting tested for COVID-19. (Photo: Jordan Basketball Federation)
AMMAN — Players in the Kingdom’s first division basketball team on Sunday took PCR COVID-19 tests at the Jordan Sport Medicine Federation headquarters before the beginning of training for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers. اضافة اعلان

The national team’s administrative manager, Mohammad Al-Dabbas told Jordan News: “The players and administrative, and technical staff (currently) in Jordan were all tested early yesterday; gearing up for the return to regular training in the Prince Hamza Hall as soon as the negative results come in, preparing to compete in the second and third windows of the Asia Cup qualifiers in Indonesia.”       

The national team’s matches for Group F will be held in mid-June in Amman, in compliance with the “health bubble” system; joined by Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan and Palestine.

Kazakhstan is in the lead within Group F (9pts.); followed by Palestine in second place (6 pts.), Sri Lanka in third (5pts.) and Jordan in fourth (4pts).

FIBA has tasked Jordan with hosting Group E games, which brings together Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Qatar. Iran currently holds first place (7pts.) followed by Saudi Arabia and Syria with a tie for second place (6pts. each) and Qatar in third place (5pts.).