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BBL confirms revamped format for 2022/23 season

The British Basketball League (BBL) has revealed new changes to the format of the season ahead of the start of the 2022/23 campaign. 

The new season will begin in September with BBL Championship action, with each team now facing each other four times (2 home, 2 away), playing 36 games across a 28-week league season. Basketball fans will be able to watch weekly action via both official broadcast partner Sky Sports and the BBL Player.

The BBL Cup competition will now be a knockout competition featuring all 10 BBL teams. Those teams who placed first-sixth in the 2021/22 league season will receive a bye into the Quarter-Finals with seeds 1-4 receiving a guaranteed home date in the Quarter-Finals.

The Semi-Finals will be an open draw. All rounds will be one-legged ties, as teams battle it out to make the final at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena for the final which takes place on Sunday, January 29th.

The BBL Trophy will retain the same 16-team knockout bracket format, with the 10 BBL teams joining six invited non-BBL teams, who are to be announced in due course.

Those who made the Trophy Quarter Finals in the 2021/22 season will receive a guaranteed home tie in the First Round of the 2022/23 Trophy, with an open draw determining ties and seeding. All rounds will be one-legged ties.

The BBL Play-offs will retain the same format, with the top eight teams in the BBL Championship standings advancing to the Play-offs.

The BBL’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Webb, said: “We’re really excited to be announcing the new format for the 2022/23 season.

"The changes will help fans stay across all of the action taking place in the BBL Championship, Cup and Trophy, with each competition given precedence across dedicated weekends throughout the season.

"We’re looking forward to finalising and announcing the full fixture calendar to supporters in the coming weeks as preparations for another thrilling season of action continue."

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