Tang says game should’ve been forfeited after Altas’ jersey mix-up

first_img“Before the game, if you were to ask me, this game was already over before it started. It should have been a forfeiture. It’s under the rules. Everybody knows that,”said Tang.The Blazers went on to lose their NCAA Season 93 opener, 69-65, to Perpetual on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsREAD: Eze lifts Perpetual to first win; St. Benilde puts game under protestTang shared that he was surprised that the game, which was delayed for almost 45 minutes from the supposed 12 p.m. tip-off, even pushed through at all. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “I was surprised. I was shocked that the game still continued on and just a technical foul was given to the other side,” he said. “If there’s just one player didn’t bring the jersey, do you think that team would have fielded that guy in? No, because it will be a forfeiture of the game. What more if the whole team does that? I don’t understand. What are the rules right now? For me personally, I’m confused.”Team captain Gerard Castor signed the running score for the game, declaring the team’s intentions to protest the result for the jersey mix-up.Tang, though, said he was urged by the NCAA Management Committee to put the game under protest because if it were up to him, “there’s no game that had happened.”READ: NCAA: Perpetual brings wrong set of uniform The former Rain or Shine playmaker also urged the league to correct this act swiftly on the controversy to avoid setting a precedent.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kongcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “I think (the lull) took about 40 to 45 minutes. It was so long and the grace period for one game is just 10 to 15 minutes, right? Whether they bring the jerseys in or not, it’s just 15 minutes,” he said. “I’m not again to judge, but if you’re going to ask me personally, they should have done a better job in handling things. It shouldn’t take an hour or so. It just took them so long. You just have to follow rules. What are in the rules? Those guidelines. Abide by it.“Perpetual Head coach Jimwell Gican, meanwhile, refused to comment on the snafu.“We in Perpetual, the coaches are focused on our jobs. I can’t comment on what happened because even I was surprised,” he said.Gican is leaving the decision to the NCAA Management Committee.“It’s now up to them to settle what needs to be done,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brownlee, four other imports return for PBA Governors’ Cup Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Coach TY Tang. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach TY Tang, the game between St. Benilde and Perpetual shouldn’t have been played in the first place.The Altas brought the wrong set of jerseys to the venue and played in their maroon uniform instead of their designated light uniforms.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img

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