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SBD Global/July 17, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spanish Basketball League's Debate Over Roster Composition Rages On

A system requiring Spanish Basketball League (ACB) clubs to hold a certain number of roster spots for players from their youth academies "could change next season to meet European Commission regulations," according to Julián Felipo of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. Rosters with 10-12 players "will be required to feature at least four local players," while teams with eight or nine players will have to include three local players. This "was the decision reached at a meeting" attended by representatives of the ACB's players' association (ABP). The new model, "which will slightly reduce current regulations," was proposed by Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) in response to community demands. CSD President Miguel Cardenal "confirmed the new regulations." ABP representatives "expressed their concern with the change." A meeting "will be held to discuss implementing the new model, with the ACB" and the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) expected to attend. ABP reps said that "they will try to reestablish the balance broken by this regulation" (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 7/16).
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