Basketball: Towers hit by licence crisis

LONDON TOWERS' plans for the new season were thrown into disarray last night when the Basketball League issued temporary licences for only nine players out of their squad of 12, after discussions failed to resolve the conflict over how many of their players can be fitted under the salary cap.

A short-term compromise allows Towers to field a team against Milton Keynes tonight, in their Southern Conference opening game in the Dairylea Dunkers Championship.

Chester Jets' Kyle Ivey-Jones was stranded in Boston last night as Hurricane Floyd held up his hopes of making a debut at Thames Valley Tigers.