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Steinberga and Laksa out for Latvia at EuroBasket; Peddy included on candidate list

BC, Riga, 16.05.2019.Print version

Two of Latvia's potential leaders - Kitija Laksa and Anete Steinberga have not been included on Latvia's candidate list for this year's European Women's Basketball Championships (EuroBasket), the Latvian Basketball Association has announced referred LETA. 

It was already clear that Laksa would not participate in EuroBasket, as she is still recovering from an ACL tear, however Steiberga's non-participation is a huge surprise and blow for Latvia.

According to the LBA, Steinberga will not be participating in EuroBasket ''for personal reasons''.

Meanwhile, American guard Sheylani Peddy, who plays for Latvian basketball club TTT Riga, has been included on the candidate list, while her naturalization process is still pending, the LBA points out. Saeima will have to vote on her citizenship.

The Latvian team will begin training camp on May 20, with head coach Martins Zibarts including 16 players on his list of candidates. They are: Elina Dikeulaka (Wroclaw, Slenza, Poland), Ilze Jakobsone (Freiburg, Germany), Elizabete Bulane, Seylani Peddy, Ieva Pulvere, Kate Kreslina, Aija Brumermane, Kristine Vitola (all TTT R).

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