THE PBA is again compelled to reexamine its calendar for the season-finishing Governors Cup as Meralco will never again push through with its battle in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.
The class previously had a calendar arranged before it was told of the Bolts’ pullout from the Sept. 24 to 29 meet in Bangkok, where they were supplanted by Lebanon-based Al-Riyadi.
The Governors Cup is set to commence on Sept. 20.
The Bolts were in the thick of their planning for the Champions Cup just to be told by FIBA through the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) that Al-Riyadi, a multi-titled ballclub in the Lebanese Basketball Championship, is rather having their spot in the eight-group competition.
Obviously, FIBA had one opening held in the competition for the victor of the Commissioner’s Cup, which ended up being San Miguel.
Be that as it may, the Beermen are set to see activity in the East Asia League Terrific 12 scheduled in Macau from Sept. 17 to 22 alongside two other PBA groups in Blackwater and TnT Katropa, another ballclub FIBA had welcomed on the off chance that San Miguel won’t be accessible.
The normal late section of San Miguel, TnT Katropa, and Blackwater for the Governors Cup additionally had the PBA updating its calendar way previously.
FIBA obviously needed the competition to satisfy its charging by highlighting present and previous boss ballclubs in their particular groups.
The current year’s cast are altogether guaranteed boss groups – Guangdong Southern Tigers (Chinese Basketball Association), Alvar Tokyo (B-League, Japan), Ulsan Mobis Phoebus (Korean Basketball League), Hitech Basketball Club (Thailand Basketball League), Fubon Braves (Super Basketball League, Chinese Taipei), Palayesh Naft Abadan (Iran Super League), and Al-Muharraq (Bahrain Premier League).
A year ago however, FIBA permitted Meralco to contend in the competition and the Bolts made it to the extent the elimination rounds.