The major car accident that occurred this morning (Sunday) on Route 6 near Moshav Pedia in the Shefela area could affect the opening round of the basketball Premier League. The bus leading Ness Ziona to its away game against Hapoel Eilat (19:30) is stuck in a traffic jam and the team will arrive in the southern city on an eight.hour journey.
In Ness Ziona, they left the hall this morning at 08:00 to reach the southern city in the early afternoon, when the team even took a hotel for the players to rest at noon before competing in the opening round. In practice, Ness Ziona will arrive at the hotel around 16:00, and it is doubtful whether any of the players will be able to rest properly before the first league game of the season.
The league administration announced over the weekend the new rules regarding the postponement of games, according to which a team that arrives late for the game will open an hour after arriving in the hall. However, for each delay starting from the second delay, the groups will be fined NIS 15,000. Although Ness Ziona will not be late for Eilat, there is no doubt that this is a non.ideal preparation.