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Sheffield Sharks basketball match abandoned over slippery court


Sheffield Sharks v Leicester Riders before it was called offImage copyright
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The game was abandoned after players had been injured in slips, said Leicester Riders

A basketball game had to be abandoned as the court’s floor was too slippery.

The British Basketball League match between Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders was stopped on Sunday over fears for the players’ safety.

It was abandoned at the end of the first quarter by match officials. The Riders posted on social media that players had been injured in slips.

BBC reporter Peter Spencer said the wrong detergent may have been used to clean the Sheffield sports centre.

The Sharks said on Twitter “circumstances beyond our control” had led to the officials stopping the game for safety reasons.

The two professional teams compete in the top tier of the basketball league in the UK.

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The team played the game at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, a multi-use sports and events space.

The Sheffield club has announced tickets for Sunday’s game will be valid for the restaged game.

The BBC has contacted the sports centre for a comment.

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