Nelson wins court battle with Tigers
Thursday 31 October 1996
Two seasons ago Nelson, now with Worthing Bears but recovering from knee surgery, was asked to sign a new contract with Tigers for less money -so the club could sign another player under the salary cap. When Nelson refused he was cut from the team.
Already this season several players have been released by clubs to make way for new signings under the salary cap restrictions.
The question of contracts between clubs and players is an area inadequately handled by both the league and the sport's nominal governing body, the English Basketball Association, whose influence over the sport's elite has steadily decreased throughout the 1990s.
The recent dispute between Crystal Palace and London Leopards over another England international, Ronnie Baker, arose because he was allowed to register for Palace with the association before signing a contract with the club.
When Baker decided to return to Leopards they had to pay pounds 500 compensation to Palace even though he had never signed a contract with them.
The Palace coach and general manager, Alton Byrd, admitted: "If the rules stipulated players had to sign contracts before registering with the association this sort of thing would be avoided."
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs West Brom: Jose Mourinho says Diego Costa is ready for ‘marathon’ Christmas
Arsenal vs Manchester United: Arsene Wenger insists clash at the Emirates Stadium remains battle of the giants
Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, Yaya Toure or Steven Gerrard? No, it's Mile Jedinak who is the best midfielder in the Premier League
Arsenal vs Manchester United match report: Wayne Rooney and a Keiran Gibbs own goal make Gunners rue missed chances
Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie could leave this summer with Edinson Cavani and Thomas Muller on United wish-list
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 3 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 4 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 5 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
Voluntary Only - Expenses Reimbursed: Reach Volunteering: A trustee (company d...
£45000 - £65000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join a successful an...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Digital Sales Account Manager...