The players of Venezuela went on strike just two weeks prior to the start of the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
Per Cancha Latina, the Basketball Federation of the country has not paid for the accommodation of the players, who have been preparing in Italy.
In addition, the Federation has not provided the players with the proper medical equipment, while the players and head coach Fernando Duro are not on the same page.
Venezuela will face China, Poland and Cote d’Ivoire in the group stage. The players of Cote d’Ivoire have also gone on strike.