The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013
THE PNG Men’s Basketball League will settle all the prize entitlements when all sponsorship details are settled.
PMBL commissioner Larry Miro in an email yesterday to clarify the issue of settlements for PMBL champions Exodus, who are owed K25,000, and runners-up Tamaraws, who are owed K5000.
Miro said that the claim that Exodus was owed K45,000 was incorrect.
He said the PMBL owed Exodus K25,000 as the champions.
He said an additional K15,000 was set aside for the PMBL champions to subsidise a post-season tour overseas.
Miro added that this money would not be relased until Exodus confirmed where they would be travelling and who they would be playing.
Miro added that if the trip was not taken the money would be forfeited to the PMBL.
A percentage of the season’s gate takings are also susposed to be given to the PMBL champions. The amount is estimated to be K2,000.
Three weeks after the PMBL final it is yet to be confirmed where or when Exodus will travel overseas.
Last year’s champions, Tamaraws, travelled to Fiji for the Fiji Basketball Festival in November.
Miro said the venue and date of PMBL presentation would be confirmed as soon as these administration matters are sorted out.
The commissioner said the minor divisions were not neglected but booking commitments and school exams caused the delay.
Miro advised all clubs to seek clarification from their executives before going to the media.
Club executives who attend league meetings should tell their members what was discussed to avoid confusion.