Monday, April 23, 2018
Close  
  • share this

PBA Board of Governors set to meet on Gilas’ Olympic Wildcard particiation

06:39 PM October 13, 2015
Photo from Fiba.com

Photo from Fiba.com

The PBA Board of Governors is set to discuss the league’s plans for the men’s national basketball team in a special board meeting on Wednesday.

The most immediate concern is Gilas stint in the Olympic Wild card tournament next year with the deadline for confirmation of participation just five days away.

PBA president Chito Salud announced the development Tuesday in the PBA preseason press conference at Diamond Hotel.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The chairman (Robert Non) has already called for a special board meeting tomorrow,” he said.

After its silver medal finish in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship, the Philippines earned a spot in the final Olympic qualifying tournament next year, where three spots are up for grabs in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Together with Asian rivals Iran and Japan, the Philippines will have to duke it out against powerhouse nations France, Serbia, Canada, Angola, and World Cup foes Puerto Rico, Greece, and Senegal.

“After that (meeting), we will have a clear cut, unambiguous position on this,” said Salud.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS:
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved