Basketball Australia ‘extremely disappointed,’ sorry for fight with Gilas

first_img“Basketball Australia deeply regrets the incident in tonight’s match between the Boomers and the Philippines in Manila. We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it,” Anthony Moore, chief executive of Basketball Australia, said in a statement released late Monday night.“This is not the spirit in which sport should be played and certainly not in the spirit in which we aim to play basketball,” the statement read. “We apologise to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe melee broke out with the Boomers in total control of the game, 79-48.The game resumed after a thorough review with Gilas down to just three men in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer while playing against five Aussies on the floor. MOST READ Fajardo and Norwood intentionally fouled out and with the Philippines having just one player left in Amer, the game was called off at the 1:57 mark of the third quarter with Australia taking an 89-53 victory.In a tweet, Basketball Australia also said it got confirmation that members of the Boomers “are safe and well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Neymar leads Brazil into World Cup quarterfinals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Basketball Australia, the governing body of basketball in Australia, expressed its disappointment over the brawl that transpired involving its men’s national team and Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The fight erupted at the 4:01 mark of third quarter that saw both benches cleared and had a total of 13 players ejected, nine of which were from Gilas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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