Eight. This is the number of positive cases within the Cholet Basket workforce noted following the tests carried out this Saturday morning, indicates Le Courrier de l’Ouest. Returning from Roanne, while the interior Terrell Parks presented symptoms as early as Thursday to the point of being placed in solitary confinement, the members of the training in Mauge had the annoying news to learn that eight of them were affected by the virus, including coach Erman Kunter.
This morning my father, coach of @CB_officiel Erman and several people in the group are positive for covid19, following the match they made with Asvel last week
Was it worth playing Cole knowing he was positive @LDLCASVEL @LNBofficiel
– roksan kunter özkan (@RRsanKunter) October 17, 2020
While the controversy has never ceased, following the use of Norris Cole 40 seconds at the start of the match when ASVEL had just learned of his positivity, this news still adds fuel to the fire. Of course, nothing can say that it was the point guard who contaminated the opposing squad, other players (who took part in the game as a whole) having tested positive the following days. But this entry then the statements of Michel Mimran, the general manager of the National Basketball League (LNB), strongly scalded the Cholet club, their supporters and local elected officials. Seems rightly in view of recent events.
And then Roanne’s turn?
It is now unlikely that Cholet will be able to start the Champions League (BCL) season on Wednesday against Hapoel Holon. It remains to be seen whether players and staff of the Choir of Roanne will in turn be affected by COVID-19, since they faced CB Friday evening in a Jeep ELITE.