Altasí staff offer no comment on Blazersí protest
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2017 04:24 PM
SILENCE. Jimwell Gican and the rest of the Perpetual coaching staff said they will just let the league decide on what will happen with their jersey mix-up.
University of Perpetual Help’s tournament-opening victory versus College of St. Benilde will be up for review.
As per Blazers captain Gerard Castor’s signature on the official box score, the Blazers are putting the game “under protest” due to “wrong uniform.”
(Photo courtesy of NCAA media)
The statement was referring to the Altas who were clad in maroon when they were scheduled to be donning light uniforms.
That jersey mix-up caused a 43-minute delay to the supposed start time of 12:00 PM.
Still, the matchup pushed through and saw the boys from Las Pinas hack out a hardfought win.
Now the decision has been put under protest, however, the Perpetual coaching staff has opted to keep mum on what exactly happened. Asked why they brought the wrong set of jerseys, head coach Jimwell Gican answered, “Siguro, ayoko na sagutin. Sa amin na lang yun.”
He then continued, “Pati ako nagulat e. Kami lang sa Perpetual, as coaches, focus lang kami sa trabaho namin.”
For them, Gican said it’s up for the management committee and their team management to discuss and deliberate. “Sila na bahalang mag-settle kung anong dapat gawin,” he expressed.
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.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.