The Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL) has kick-started its 13th season this October with new sponsor and partner Delasport alongside revitalised rosters. In recognition of the new partnership it will be officially titled as the DELASPORT Balkan League.
In a statement confirming the news, the advanced sportsbook and igaming solutions provider said it intends to become a major part of the international league.
Dany Nachmias, Managing Director at Delasport, commented: “We have long awaited our partnership with BIBL as we share many of the same values that keep our company pushing ever forward. As a European based company, Delasport is in a keen position to exemplify the BIBL tradition with this new partnership.”
Since its inception in 2008, BIBL has grown to include teams from the entirety of the Balkan Peninsula. The BIBL’s intricate ‘round robin’ style competition attracts contenders from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Albania. Most recently it expanded its reach to include 12 teams from Israel.
BIBL Sports Director Shay Shtriks commented: “The Balkan League is happy and proud to welcome Delasport to our basketball family and to be called DELASPORT Balkan League. I am sure this multi-year partnership will bring great benefits not only to both sides but will also contribute to the quality and popularity of the Balkan basketball and around Europe, in these indeed controversial times for us all.
“We are looking forward with big joy to sharing the love of the game with like minded fans. We expect a great season going forward with our new friends joining us off the court as well as on it.”
With a total of 18 teams competing for the title, along with their new major partner, the 2020-2021 season of the Delasport Balkan league is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic and engaging iterations of the season to date.