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SBD Global/May 24, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spanish Basketball League's Conflict Will Go Before Superior Sports Council

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) and Spain's Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP) will meet Friday at 1pm local time at Spain's Super Sports Council (CSD) to "try to reach an agreement and avoid an indefinite strike," according to Díaz-Guerra & Llorens of AS. CSD President Miguel Cardenal will be in charge of "mediating the situation." A meeting Thursday morning that was attended by ABP President José Luis Llorente and ABP Secretary General Rafa Jofresa "could cancel the strike" (AS, 5/22). LIBERTAD DIGITAL reported Llorente assured that "after months of negotiations, nothing was left except to call for a strike." Llorente: "We do not have anything left besides calling a strike after months of negotiating. We will see if they meet our demands, especially with players' guaranteed salaries and with clubs' contracts. Clubs that do not meet them will be sanctioned" (LIBERTAD DIGITAL, 5/23).
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