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EuroCup clubs meet and officially tip off the 2021-22 season
The 20 participating teams of the 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup gathered in a remote meeting on Friday, July 9, to prepare for the new season ahead of the competition draw, which is also being held on Friday at 13:15 CEST and streamed on YouTube and Facebook, as well as by other broadcast rightsholders across Europe.
The clubs were updated on the league's performance during the 2020-21 season, where 21 games (11% of total) were rescheduled due to COVID-19-related restrictions, and two were relocated to alternative venues. The 7DAYS EuroCup saw a 19% growth in interest levels compared to the latest complete season (2018-19), according to Nielsen Sports, while the competition’s social media platforms have experienced a 17% growth in engagement levels.
Additionally, clubs reviewed the updates in the competition bylaws, highlighted by:
- New player registration to match with new format:
  • Player roster additions allowed until Round 14 of the Regular Season.
  • Player changes between EuroCup clubs can take place between Regular Season Rounds 8 and 10.
- Marketing transitory provisions approved for the 2020-21 season to remain in place for the 2021-22 season, to offer clubs with more opportunities to mitigate COVID-19 impact on revenue generation.
- Clubs to be integrated within the EuroLeague Business Operations and Clubs Services unit, which provides consultancy services on business topics and promotes information and experience-sharing among Euroleague Basketball teams with the objective of raising the average standards of the league and improving business performance across the board.
- Instant Replay System (IRS) review of basket value to be performed during the next timeout or at the end of the quarter to reduce game interruptions, except in last two minutes of regular time and overtime.
- Head coaches will be allowed to call one "challenge" per game to ask the referees to review a play within the established IRS reviewable situations.
- Medical and Health & Safety Protocols to be updated including conclusions of Team Doctors and EB Medical Officer meetings.
Clubs also reviewed the 2021-22 season calendar, the first one under a brand-new competition format, with the competition set to start on October 20, 2021, and the new single-game elimination rounds on April 19, 2022.
Finally, attending club representatives were informed about the economic distribution criteria, as well as the Financial Stability & Fair Play Regulations, that will commence to be applied to the EuroCup competition in the 2021-22 season, which include, among other issues:
- Minimum team budget of €2 for the 2021-22 season and €2.5 from 2022-23 season onwards.
- Prohibition of overdue payables.
- Player salary expenses limited to 65% of total expenses.
- Shareholders contributions limited to 65% of total expenses.
- Aggregate financial deficit limited to 10% of club average budget in a three-year period.
- The Management Control Commission (MCC) will be responsible for monitoring the correct implementation of the regulations, as they already do for the EuroLeague competition.



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