The Perth Lynx would like to extend our best wishes and speedy recovery to the UC Capitals who have made the heartbreaking decision to not compete in Game 2 of the Semi Final series.
The UC Capitals have advised that they are unable to field a team for the second game of the semi-finals series. Perth Lynx will now go through to the WNBL Grand Final.
The WNBL COVID Finals Protocols stipulate the priority of any Finals series is to play it as a best of three, if this is not possible it can be played as a best of two, or as a single game.
Following a COVID outbreak in the Capitals camp on Sunday 27th March, the second semi-final was unable to be played.
The final game of the WNBL semi-final between Perth Lynx and the UC Capitals was scheduled for Wednesday 6th April at 7:00pm (local time) at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
In consultation with medical staff, given the extenuating circumstances surrounding their COVID outbreak (including ACT Government mandated isolation period) the UC Capitals have determined that it would be medically unsafe for the team to travel to Perth and play.
They have therefore advised that they cannot participate in the game, meaning the series reverts to one-game, which has been played and won by the Perth Lynx.
While Lynx will now contest the WNBL Grand Final against the minor Premiers, the Melbourne Boomers, who earned their place on Saturday defeating the Adelaide Lightning.
Saturday 2 April 5.00pm Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville (Melbourne)
Wednesday 6 April 7.00pm Bendat Basketball Centre (Perth)
Saturday 9 April 5.00pm Melbourne Sports Centre Parkville (Melbourne) * If required
All times local time.
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