The BBL is set to introduce a policy on social media, after the issue of Twitter was discussed at a recent board meeting.
It came to a head when members of the Sheffield Sharks organisation tweeted apparent criticism of BBL chairman Paul Blake following the recent BBL Trophy semi-final tie against Newcastle Eagles.
The Sharks were a hot topic at the recent meeting, with their financial woes also being discussed by the league’s board, which is made up of a representative of each club.
In a statement, the Sharks said: “The BBL will also be introducing a policy on social media, which we fully support. Some comments on Twitter by members of the Sharks’ organisation have been interpreted as being critical of BBL Chairman, Paul Blake.
“The directors of Sharks Basketball Limited wish to make it clear that no suggestion that Paul has acted improperly was implied or intended.”
A number of clubs and players use Twitter, while the BBL itself has a prominent and popular Facebook and Twitter feed.