Jennifer Kettemann, CEO of Rhein-Neckar Löwen, is in the training hall. Photo: Uwe Anspach / dpa / archive image. (Source: dpa)

Mannheim (AP) – Due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, handball Bundesliga team Rhein-Neckar Löwen is considering not giving away its national players for international matches.

“It is clear that we cannot send anyone to his national team in a high-risk area who should be quarantined after returning to Germany,” said General Manager Jennifer Kettemann to “Mannheimer Morgen” and explained: “From now on, no one will refuse to be released. let. ” The obligation to leave the club is accepted: “We are currently in an exceptional global situation and in addition to our economic responsibility for our club, we also have the health responsibility for our players.”

The next international games are scheduled for the beginning of November. The background to this is that the “Spiegel” reported on Thursday that the Bundesliga clubs demand a guarantee from the associations that the national players do not have to be quarantined after returning from international matches.

Meanwhile, master THW Kiel will start his season ticket sales for the current season on Saturday, despite the nationwide increase in corona infections. Interested parties can purchase subscriptions for 15 home games. Since a maximum of 2,400 spectators are currently allowed in the hall with 10,285 seats, the club wants to stay well below this limit. Day tickets should remain on sale. The subscriptions are offered while stocks last.

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