Irish MEP joins call for basketball row action

Former GAA president Seán Kelly was one of 31 MEPs who signed a letter asking top EU officials to step into a dispute between basketball’s governing body Fiba and the continent’s top league Euroleague

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
22nd November, 2017
Fiba and Euroleague in club v country row. Pic: Getty

Irish MEP Seán Kelly has inserted himself into a dispute between the two largest power brokers in European basketball.

Kelly, who served as president of the GAA from 2003 to 2006, was one of 31 MEPs who signed a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, culture and sports commissioner Tibor Navracsics, and competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

In the letter, the MEPs have asked the commission to take “urgent action” to intervene in the conflict between...

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