The table below outlines the criteria for basketballers and specifies when they should apply for a TUE if they need one.
|National competitions||New Zealand representation|
|Criteria||Athletes who compete in the Australian Basketball League (NZ based teams only).
Athletes who compete in the National Basketball League (men) or Women's Basketball Championships
|Athletes selected in the Tall Blacks (men) or Tall Ferns (women) national representative teams.|
|When to apply for a TUE||
If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you must have a TUE in place one (1) week prior to the event start date and it should remain in place for the duration of the event (while you are still taking the medication)
|If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you should apply for a TUE immediately you are selected.
The TUE should remain in place until the competition period or the pinnacle event for the current year has ended e.g. the final playoffs (while you are still taking the medication).
Note: if you lose your place in the team due to injury or performance, you must have a TUE in place as you could still be drug tested during this time.