Ljubljana – At its sessions in May and June, the Commission of the Basketball Association of Slovenia for Licensing Basketball Clubs discussed the received documentation of clubs in the process of obtaining competitive licenses for the 2020/2021 season. 46 clubs applied for a license, but two of them did not receive a license to play in the league for which they applied.
They were left without a license KK Koper Primorska in KK Radenska Creativ iz Murske Sobote.
While the “Sobočani” have not yet completed the licensing process, the Koper team have not received a license for the 1st SKL, as they have not demonstrated the fulfillment of some mandatory financial criteria. Both of them can file an appeal against the issued decision with new evidence and within the prescribed time limit to the Licensing Appeals Chamber, otherwise they can appear in the 4th SKL in the 2020/2021 competition season.
In the first part of the licensing for the 2020/2021 competition season, clubs had to submit documentation showing the relevant sports and legal criteria and financial criteria for the calendar year 2019. 11 clubs applied for a competitive license for the 1st SKL (Nova KBM League). 14 clubs applied for the 2nd SKL and 21 clubs for the 3rd SKL, while women’s clubs do not perform licensing. The clubs of the 1st SKL, the 2nd SKL and the 3rd SKL are waiting for the second part of licensing in September, when they will have to confirm the competition license with the appropriate personnel and infrastructure criteria and financial criteria for the first half of the calendar year 2020.
Competition licenses granted for the 2020/2021 season:
1. SKL – Liga Nova KBM (10 clubs): KD Hopsi Polzela, KK Cedevita Olimpija, KK Domžale, KK Krka Telekom, KK Podčetrtek, KK Rogaška, KK Šenčur Gorenjska gradbena družba, KK Šentjur, KK Triglav and KK Zlatorog Laško.
2. SKL (14 clubs): AKK Branik, KD Ilirija, KD Nova Gorica mladi, KD Postojna, KD Slovan, KK Celje, KK Kolpa Črnomelj, KK Litija, KK Ljubljana, KK Medvode, KK Portorož, KK Sežana, BC Škofja Loka, BC Žoltasti Troti.
3. SKL (20 clubs): KD Ježica, BC Ajdovščina, BC Bistrica, BC Cerknica, BC Grosuplje, BC Hidria, BC Hrastnik, BC Janče, BC Kamnik, BC Nazarje, BC Pivka, BC Plama pur, BC Prebold 2014, KK Slovenske Konjice, KK Tolmin, KK Vojnik, KK Vrhnika, KK Zagorje, ŠD Jesenice, ŠD Krvavec Cerklje.
The composition of the leagues in the 2020/2021 competition season will be known after the end of the competition call and the expiry of the appeal period against licensing decisions. The commissioner will take into account the conditions that the member teams must meet when compiling the individual ranks of the competition. In addition to the license granted by the Commission of the Basketball Association of Slovenia for the licensing of basketball clubs, these are the acquired right to perform on the basis of competitive performance and the application for competition in accordance with the tender.