PBA: League invites Gilas players for meeting regarding brawl
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 03, 2018 11:37 AM
PBA, who has 11 of 12 players in its activated roster Monday night, will be conducting a closed-door meeting this Thursday to discuss the incident.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has announced on its Twitter account that it will open up dialogue with the players involved in the fist fight against Australia at the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Philippine Arena.
The PBA, which had 11 of 12 players on its activated Gilas roster Monday night, will be conducting a closed-door meeting this Thursday to discuss the incident.
Nine players from the Gilas roster, including eight PBA players, were thrown out of the game. They were namely: Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario of TNT, Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva of Alaska, Matthew Wright of Phoenix, and Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra.
Andray Blatche, naturalized import was also ejected for his role in the fight, while four-time reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood, and Meralco's Baser Amer were retained on the floor for what the referee deemed as 'non-hostile' actions.