Thomas Heurtel attests on his honor not to play in Russia to remain selectable

In contact with Zenit, the French leader Thomas Heurtel (ex-Real Madrid) would have undertaken not to sign in Russia in order to remain available to the Blues.

The French Basketball Federation announced on Monday its decision to ban French players playing in Russia and Belarus from being selectable for the French team, due to the conflict in Ukraine.

According to information from our colleagues at RMC Sport , Thomas Heurtel, close to signing with Zenit Saint-Petersburg according to the latest rumours, has signed a sworn statement which commits him not to play in Russia. NBA player Evan Fournier would also have signed the circular, having nevertheless criticized this decision by the federation.

“The Federal Bureau has decided that players and staff who sign a contract with a Russian or Belarusian club can no longer be selected as long as the exclusion measures from all international competitions are in force”had written the FFBB in a press release.

A measure which concerns in particular Louis Labeyrie (30 years old) and Livio Jean-Charles (28 years old), evolving respectively in Kazan and CSKA Moscow. The Blues will soon begin their preparation for Euro 2022 (1is-September 18) with a match against the Czech Republic at Bercy on August 24.

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