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The Nishinomiya Storks and Ibaraki Robots were censured by the B. League last Friday for letting their import players join team practices before their 14-day quarantine periods had ended.

B. League Chairman Shinji Shimada told a news conference following its board of directors meeting at the league’s offices on Tuesday that he regretted the actions taken by the two second-division clubs, insisting that other clubs could be disciplined more severely if similar cases are discovered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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