NCAA yet to decide on jersey mix-up in Perpetual-CSB matchup
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2017 02:12 PM
TO BE CONTINUED.
University of Perpetual Help and College of St. Benilde played each other on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre while both wearing dark uniforms.
The jersey mix-up caused a 43-minute delay to the supposed start time of 12:00 PM.
After an emergency meeting of the management committee, the game finally began, but not before Blazers were awarded a technical free throw which Matthew Johnson hit.
And so, the game began, 1-0, in favor of the Taft-based team.
Perpetual was sanctioned because it was clad in maroon when it was scheduled to be donning light uniforms.
On the other hand, CSB was in correct attire in wearing their dark uniform.
However, league commissioner Bai Cristobal said a final decision is yet to be made regarding the jersey mix-up. “Wala (pang desisyon). Pag-uusapan pa yan because we have to wait for whatever results,” he said.
He then continued, “Kung ano ang nakikita natin, normal muna lahat.”
The earlier Juniors game also between Perpetual and CSB, where both were wearing dark uniforms as well, went on as scheduled without any hitches.
The last time a team had the same sort of issue was back in 2015 when CSB-La Salle Greenhills had wrong numbers on the back of their jerseys.
As such, the Junior Blazers’ win against Colegio de San Juan de Letran then was overturned by the league.
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