Shi Deshuai (top) of the Tianjin Pioneers goes for a lay-up against the Shandong Heroes in a 2020-21 CBA game in Zhuji, China, Nov. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Sadat)
BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League has released the schedule for the second stage of the regular 2020-21 season, which will be held from December 2, 2020 to February 4, 2021, with a total of 26 rounds in Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province.
The delayed season began on October 17 and concluded its first 12 rounds on November 14. In the first stage, Liaoning, Zhejiang and Guangdong finished as the top three teams, while Fujian became the only team without a win after 11 consecutive losses.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some overseas players were unable to return from abroad to their CBA teams due to restrictions on international travel. With the pandemic now largely under control in China, the CBA is allowing teams to sign new recruits from overseas before the beginning of the league's second phase. ■