The Polish Competition Authority fines 16 basketball clubs and the basketball league for conspiring to reduce player wages due to COVID-19-related match cancellations (BM Slam Stal / Gdyński Klub / Gliwickie /...)

Basketball clubs violated competition - decision of President of UOKiK* The joint arrangements of the basketball clubs to terminate their cooperation with the players represented an agreement restricting competition. The UOKiK President Tomasz Chróstny imposed nearly PLN 1 million in penalties on 16 clubs and the company Polska Liga Koszykówki [Polish Basketball League]. The penalised entities have limited the competition among them for attracting the best sportsmen. The decision of the President of UOKiK concerns games of the Polish Basketball League in the 2019/2020 season. Due to the early termination of league competitions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the clubs agreed,

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