FIBA, a world basketball governing body, suspended 13 players and two members of a Filipino coaching team on Thursday to participate in the Battle of Gilas Pilipinas-Australia, which took place earlier this month.
In the third window between the two countries in the World Cup qualifying matches, a free defense on the pitch took place. It happened in the fourth quarter of the third quarter with the Philippines on the left, 79-48.
The Australians won by default 89-53 in a match held at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Philippine players are suspended: Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright (one game each); Terence Romeo, Jayson Castro William, Andrew Blatche and Jeth Rosario (three games each); Roger Pogoy, Carl Cruz and Jio Jalalon (every five games); Calvin Abueva (six matches, due to previous unsporting behavior in the FIBA competition).
Coach Gilas Chot Reyes is suspended for one game and is ordered to pay a disciplinary fine of 10,000 Swiss francs (around P535,000) for incitement to unsporting behavior. Assistant coach Jong Uichica is in the meantime postponed to three matches for unsportsmanlike behavior.
Samohang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Inc., the basketball governing body of the country, is also approved for the unsporting behavior of its members and its public, as well as the lack of organization of the game.
Fiba sanctions on philippines vs australia
The Philippines will play another home game behind the closed door, while a ban on two other domestic matches has been placed in a trial period of three years. The SBP also pays a disciplinary fine of 250,000 Swiss francs (around 13,300,000).
The following Australian players are also suspended for incitement to unsporting behavior: Chris Goulding (one game), Thon Maker (three games) and Daniel Kickert (five games).
Basketball Australia will pay a disciplinary fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (about 5,300,000 P) for the unsporting behavior of its players and for abuse and / or handling of the equipment after removal of floor stickers from the pitch on the eve of the match.
After a thorough evaluation of the team of decision-makers during the match, the Secretary-General decided that the referee’s games will be removed from the FIBA Elite program and will not be nominated for any international competition organized or recognized by FIBA.