Earlier this year
COVID provisions in NBL contracts?
Does anyone know if the contracts players are signing for the upcoming season contain any COVID-19/pandemic specific provisions? Or has NBL introduced any pandemic-specific rules?
I'm just curious. It seemed to me that clubs or the NBL might be wanting to put in clauses to manage their risk of having to pay players even if the season is affected in a way that reduces clubs' and the NBL's revenue. As per the no crowds at finals last season. NBL and clubs may also want to have the power to direct a player to be tested before trainign or playing.
Then the players might want clauses that guarantee some income should a pandemic affect the season.
The events over the end of last season and during the off-season suggest there are currently no such clauses, such as for government actions or force majeure events, that applied.
Hence the question. Anyone know?