The Chinese government has issued an order delaying the restart of the Chinese Basketball Association and other group sporting events.

The CBA has been suspended since January due to COVID-19. Many sports leagues are viewing the CBA as a test case of resuming a league impacted by COVID-19.

CBA teams have been informing players they still intend to finish out the current season and hope to have more clarity in the coming weeks.

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed down dramatically in China.

The CBA planned to house teams in quarantined hotels with multiple temperature checks per day to try to avoid the risk of exposure and spread of the virus.

Jeremy Lin and Lance Stephenson are two of the more prominent American born players in the CBA.