Wheelchair basketball in Europe is set to return next month in Germany at the Champions Cup ©Getty Images

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Europe has confirmed club competition is set to return with the Champions Cup from April 30 to May 2.

This tournament is planned to take place in Wetzlar in Germany at the Rittal Arena and will be organised with wheelchair basketball club RSV Lahn-Dill.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, club and international competition was halted in wheelchair basketball, leaving competitions like the EuroCup and the European Championships cancelled.

Now that COVID-19 precautions have been considered, IWBF Europe aims to return with the Champions Cup, a tournament comprising of some of the best European clubs.

It follows the decision to cancel the 2021 EuroCup, the highest club competition in Europe, due to the pandemic.

The top European clubs will compete in the Champions Cup ©IWBF Europe
The top European clubs will compete in the Champions Cup ©IWBF Europe

Following discussions between the IWBF Europe Competition Commission and Executive Council, the Champions Cup was organised in its place.

No ranking points will be awarded to the participating teams, who were selected on the basis of club ranking.

Eight teams will play in the knockout tournament starting with quarter-finals on day one and semi-finals and finals on day two and three.

No spectators will be allowed to attend the games, but a live stream will be organised to allow people to watch virtually.

COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure safety during the Champions Cup, including regular mandatory polymerase chain reaction tests for everyone involved.

Participants will be required to form a bubble system, with no contact outside the hotel and arena.