Good news came to basketball fans in Asia. The reason is, the Philippines is sure to keep sending 5×5 aka regular basketball teams to the 2018 Asian Games which will take place in Jakarta. On the other hand, visit stadion gelora bung karno 2018 to get the latest updates about the upcoming Asian Games.
This is different from the previous decision. Initially, right on Friday on July 27th, 2018, the Philippine Basketball Federation, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc. (SBP), announced that the Philippines was retreating because it was still sanctioned by the International Basketball Association (FIBA).
However, the decision to resign was drawn through the latest e-mail sent by the Philippine Olympic Committee’s Secretary General, Patrick C. Gregorio, to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) dated August 5, 2018.
Meanwhile, in the official statement of the Chairman of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Ricky Vargas, said the fans’ demands were one of the reasons for the return of the 5×5 Philippine basketball team to compete in the 2018 Asian Games which opened on August 18.
“We are aware of the euphoria of the fans, so we considered that and decided to take part in the 2018 Asian Games. This decision is final,” Vargas said, quoted from Fox Sports, Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.