Rift threatens to affect opening

first_imgLOS ANGELES—With the rift between two factions in the Philippine Basketball Association’s board of governors far from over, several team representatives admitted on Saturday that the issue could drag on and ultimately affect the opening of the 43rd season.“We’re bracing for the worst,” one board member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said after both parties agreed to a ceasefire last week.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next The seven-team side had appointed an officer-in-charge in long time PBA operations manager Rickie Santos, supposedly to assure that the league would run even without a commissioner.Three teams—TNT KaTropa, Phoenix Petroleum and Rain or Shine—don’t have representatives here, showing how divided this board has become on the issue.A fourth squad, NLEX, whose representative is the incoming chair, has also been rumored to be skipping the trip.Ramoncito Fernandez, the NLEX board member, is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 14.Even if the league opens at a later date, the format for the next season remains, with the Philippine Cup to be the first of three conferences.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Shin wins Masters; Tabuena lands 3rd QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES The first of what was supposed to be four days of planning sessions has turned into a vacation here.“I’m sure the others (fellow board members know that), but we are fighting for our principles here,” the Inquirer source went on.“We also know that the sooner this issue is resolved, the better for the league. But how do we resolve it?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTwo weeks ago, a seven-team group has called for the resignation of Chito Narvasa as commissioner, while a five-team side threw its full support behind Narvasa, creating a standstill with the next season slated to open on Dec. 17.The board member further said that his team will change its decision on whose side it will be on. But because of the ceasefire, the board member also requested not to print which side his team is on. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img

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