Perpetual prexy cries foul over Altas’ game forfeiture

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Perpetual were meted a technical foul for wearing its dark uniform despite it being designated as the light team for the tiff.The game ended with the Altas winning, 69-65, but the NCAA management committee (Mancom) decided to overturn the game and handed the victory to the Blazers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Tamayo acknowledged that his side was also at fault for not having its white jerseys in time, but the game should have resulted in a forfeiture right from the get-go.Perpetual has already filed its counter-protest over the Mancom’s decision on Wednesday. Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian and the rest of the Board are still convening on Monday afternoon to find a resolution for the issue.But for Tamayo, the power should have been vested on commissioner Bai Cristobal to make the necessary action.“The league should empower Commissioner Bai Cristobal and let him decide anything related to basketball matters,” he said. “I believe they should not forfeit the game under the process undertaken by the commissioner.”The Altas are currently at the cellar with a 0-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bong Ravena thought son Kiefer was bound to become a coach Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Prince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPerpetual president and CEO Antonio Tamayo broke his silence and backed up his team’s claim that the NCAA committed a huge mistake when it decided to allow the game between the Altas and the St. Benilde Blazers to push through on July 11 despite already acknowledging the former’s problems with their uniforms.“They were wrong to allow our team to play and penalized us twice by slapping us a technical foul and gave the other team a free throw before the game started and then forfeit it later,” Tamayo said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img