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Israeli women's league canceled after strike

Israeli women's league canceled after strike

Israel's professional women's basketball league has canceled its season, following a local player strike against the number of foreigners allowed per team.
It is the first time in the 54-year history of the league that an entire season is scrapped, and leaves several top WNBA players out of work. Israel has one of Europe's top leagues for women and 13 WNBA players spent their winter in Israel last season, according to the American league.
The Israeli league recently reversed a policy requiring teams to have at least two local players on the court at any time. The move led to an increased number of foreigners and angered local players.
After the Israeli players sat out the first game and refused to return to work, league officials canceled the rest of the season on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-04-23 08:20 GMT+08:00