In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the B. League will relax some of its regulations on player registrations for the upcoming 2020-21 season, the men’s professional basketball circuit decided through Tuesday’s meeting for the board of directors.

One of the major changes concerns import players. Currently, teams are able to sign up to three foreign players (this year the league also began allowing teams to sign a fourth import, provided he's from an Asian country). But in light of travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the league will make a special exception and allow teams to sign an additional import if a player who has been signed is unable to enter Japan.

The additional player would be able to stay with the team for up to one month after the player who was initially denied entry is allowed into Japan.