Getty ImagesThe Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and its players association (WNBPA) have announced plans for completing the 2020 season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The league has confirmed it is finalising a partnership with the venue to host a competitive schedule of 22 regular season games followed by a traditional playoff format, with all fixtures behind closed doors. Beginning in July, IMG Academy will be the home for each of the league’s 12 teams and serve as a single site for training camp, games and housing. NBA approves late July restart with 22 teams at Disney WorldMedical specialists, public health experts, and government officials have agreed on guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical protocols and protections against Covid-19 are in place. Those will be adapted if required over the course of training camp and games. “Despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic to our 2020 season, the WNBA and its board of governors believe strongly in supporting and valuing the elite women athletes who play in the WNBA and therefore, players will receive their full pay and benefits during the 2020 season,” said WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert.
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