The Canadian Elite Basketball League is set to become the first pro sports league in Canada to return to action when the Summer Series 2020 tips off in July.
The Niagara River Lions will go for the CEBL championship in a round-robin competition at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines that will culminate in crowning the second-year league’s 2020 champion.
The timing of the Summer Series, subject to the status of the province of Ontario’s phased in reopening, will make the CEBL the first professional league in Canada to return to play following the COVID-19 outbreak in March.
Catch the action on CBC
CBC will broadcast seven games on television starting with the CEBL Summer Series opening-day doubleheader featuring the Hamilton Honey Badgers versus the Niagara River Lions at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, followed by the expansion Ottawa BlackJacks making their league debut against the Guelph Nighthawks at 3:50 p.m.
CBC Sports will also live stream all games of the Summer Series on the free CBC Gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca, and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.