Basketball league defers grand finals

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The National, Monday October 21st, 2013

 THE Papua New Guinea Men’s Basketball League grand finals have been rescheduled to mid week.

The matches between Ex­odus and Moresby West Jokers in the A grade, Exodus and Chariots in the Under-20 and the winner of Chariots/Tamaraws preliminary final to decide the grand final spot against Exodus in the U15 grade. 

The draws have yet to be confirmed and released by the PMBL.

That has caused great confusion and delays, with players going to the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex only to find out that the matches were cancelled at the last minute because of a bookings clash.

In an early email, PMBL commissioner Larry Miro Jr (pictured) said the grand finals may be played once instead of a best of three series as stipulated in the league’s guideline and rules.

The PMBL has concentrated on the premier division and not on the minor divisions as its junior base and future foundation of the league.

It is not known whether the presentations of awards will be held after the respective finals or be deferred to next year.

Exodus are chasing their grand final winnings and other  earnings, estimated to be K45,000, owed to the club by the PMBL.