SBP seeks Fiba clarification on ‘unfair’ Gilas Bahrain sched

MANILA, Philippines—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is looking to clarify with Fiba what it perceives as “unfair” scheduling heading into the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain.
Gilas Pilipinas was supposed to play Thailand twice and Korea once in the Manama bubble from November 26 to 30 but issues came up when the East Asian team begged off from the window due to COVID-19 concerns.
Korea’s pullout, which hasn’t been reflected yet on Fiba’s website, meant that the Philippines will have a change of schedule and that was what SBP President Al Panlilio wanted to dispute.
“We have been in discussions with Fiba and we want to follow the competition calendar where we’r…

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