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10 Gilas Players, 2 Coaches suspended by FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia Brawl Sanctions

FIBA has issued sanctions on both Philippines and Australia regarding the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia Boomers Brawl last July 2 at the Philippine Arena.

For inciting unsportsmanlike behavior (in brackets the number of games of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers):

FIBA bans Kiefer Ravena for 18 months

Kiefer Ravena will be ineligible to play for Gilas Pilipinas in any FIBA Tournaments for 18 months after “4-methylhexan-2-amine”, “1,3-dimethylbutylamine”, and “higenamine” (all three are banned substances in the list of the World Anti-Doping Agency) were found in his test samples conducted by FIBA after the Gilas Pilipinas game against Japan last February 25.

SEABA moved to May 2017 and FIBA Asia Cup Rescheduled also

The 2017 SEABA Championship will now be held from May 15-21 instead of April 23-30 to accommodate local players from the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) and the Indonesian Basketball League (IBL).

FIBA Central Board makes key decisions during first meeting of 2017

FIBA’s Central Board held its first meeting of 2017 on Friday-Saturday 27-28 January at the House of Basketball and it proved an extremely productive two days with a number of major decisions taken as well as a wealth of information shared.

New Competition System
The Board was brought up to speed on the most recent developments leading up to the launch of the New Competition System in November, which will open a new era for basketball worldwide.

TV5 signs five-year deal to broadcast FIBA national team competitions in Philippines

FIBA on Sunday announced it has reached an agreement with TV5, a major Filipino commercial multi-channel and multi-platform network, for exclusive rights to FIBA national team competitions over the course of a five-year period.

From 2017 to 2021, TV5 will broadcast action from the Continental Cups as well as the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Additionally, with FIBA’s New Competition System coming into effect in November, TV5 will be the place to follow Gilas Pilipinas and other national teams from all over the world as they set out to qualify for the first 32-team edition of FIBA’s flagship event taking place in China in 2019.

SBP submits bid to co-host 2023 FIBA World Cup with Indonesia

MOA Arena Crowd

After failing in the bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Philippines will try again this time as co-host of the 2023 FIBA World Cup with Indonesia.

Watch: FIBA New Competition System 2017-2021 – Asia Region

Starting 2017, there will be a new FIBA Competition System featuring Home and Away games for National Teams. This means Gilas Pilipinas will play at home during the window periods from 2017-2019.

Watch: FIBA New Competition System 2017-2021 – Asia Region

Summary of important FIBA changes:
-Australia and New Zealand will be included in the Asia Region

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments Draw Video

Watch Replay of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments Draw Video