The Croatian Handball Federation decided today to suspend all league games until May 22.
“This is an assessment of HRS leaders. At that time, all players, professional staff or all people participating in the game, as well as those who think of referees, representatives, and timekeepers, can be vaccinated. After the rain, the virus grows like a mushroom and is growing. The more players are infected and the club is quarantined, health care is of the utmost importance to us. After detailed discussions, the decision was passed with 10 votes in favor and 1 vote against. The opponent is the Nexe Handball Club, who believes that the game should continue. And when certain clubs are infected, the game should be postponed”, HRS announced yesterday and today it issued a confirmation document, according to which the game can be stopped.
The federation added that all games will definitely end, and there is no news about the permanent suspension of the game. After the coronavirus began to spread rapidly in PPD, RK PPD Zagreb and the Zagreb Handball Federation issued a proposal to suspend the game.
According to this HRS decision, when the championship continues, the club will play 11 or 12 games within 32 days. RK Podravka commented on this in an official statement, but did not agree to postpone the game. Podravka is currently the leader of the first handball league, 19 and 6 points ahead of Lokomotiva.
“Podravka Vegeta’s handball player has played for women this season and won 19 first HRL matches and won two derby matches against Lokomotiva. They are currently at the top of the list with 38 points, but in order to improve the deserved cup, it is necessary to play the championship until the end, and the problem is due to the decision and in which team the Podravka Vegeta handball players will do this, this is it possible that.(…)
According to the competition calendar, the Podravka Handball Club planned the beginning and end of the season. According to the match calendar, some players’ contracts will expire on May 31, 2021. Another problem for the club is who will bear and in what way the unplanned expenditures that should occur during the June period.
It seems that the handball clubs with 25 championship titles and 23 Croatian Cup winners will be forced to complete the championship season with juniors who are about to complete their studies, graduate and enroll. In addition, in the case of winning the championship, those players who have worked hard throughout the season and strive to achieve the set goals will not lift trophies with the team, nor will they win well-deserved medals around their necks. .