Crvena Zvezda are not happy that Partizan were not punished for withdrawing from the Serbian Basketball League playoffs last summer and will decide whether to participate in the Radivoj Korac Cup tournament in February.

Credit: Crvena Zvezda/Djordje Kostic
Credit Crvena Zvezda/Djordje Kostic

Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade withdrew from the Serbian Basketball League (KLS) playoffs last year, motivating their decision based on the conflicts that happened during the ABA League final.

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based on Article 36 of the Serbian League rules, Partizan could have been relegated to the third division of the competition but the league did not take the action, leaving the club in the top level of the Serbian basketball system.

Unhappy with the decision, Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade have released a statement, which addresses the upcoming Radivoj Korac's Cup in February.

"The rules are clear but are not being enforced," the club says in a statement. "The club has no right to remain silent about this attempt to humiliate the national championship."

The statement is concluded with a rhetorical question: "Who would sanction KK Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet if they didn't appear at the Cup Final in Nis?"

The 8-team playoff tournament for the Cup will be held in Nis from February 15th until February 18th.

Crvena Zvezda will make the decision whether to participate in the tournament and defend last year's title until the start of the cup, the club announced.

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