FIBA WORLD CUP: Slaughter cleared as local for Team Pilipinas

Paul Lintag on Sep 08, 2018 01:18 PM
Slaughter cleared as local for Team Pilipinas
"After a thorough review of the documentation provided... please be informed that FIBA herewith exceptionally authorizes the player Gregory William Slaughter to play for the Philippines national team without restriction," FIBA said in its statement.

Well now it's official.

Greg Slaughter's eligibility issues have been sorted out and the Ginebra slotman will count as a local for Team Pilipinas moving forward.

FIBA granted the authorization Saturday.

"After a thorough review of the documentation provided... please be informed that FIBA herewith exceptionally authorizes the player Gregory William Slaughter to play for the Philippines national team without restriction," FIBA said in its statement.

Slaughter was thankful for the decision, naturally.

The Philippines will start round 2 of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Iran on the road on Sept. 13 followed by a home showdown vs. Qatar four days later.

 


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