[www.inewsguyana.com] – Ahead of the Victory Valley Royals Eight team Knockout Championships set for later this month in Linden, the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA), has made it clear that it has not received any official document from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) about the suspension and fines of Linden based players Dwayne Roberts and Shane Webster.
Both players were a part of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship national side and were fined and suspended in July for behavioral misconduct by the GABF.
However, Secretary for LABA Joe Chapman at a press release ahead of the championship highlighted the association stance on the situation.
“We are not aware of those suspensions from any official source and as such the General Council of the LABA on Friday night was forced to ignore the reported sanctions,” Secretary of LABA Joe Chapman noted in a press release.
Further with the tournament already sanctioned by the GABF, the player of all the teams are eligible to play at the current moment including Webster and Roberts with the current position of LABA.
In addition, LABA is also prepared to address the issue whenever it arises “However (Joe Chapman), he said when that time comes the association will deal with what is brought to their attention. Chapman said that he was told when the GABF executives would have met on Saturday 26th July, a follow up meeting with the General Council of the federation would have been held but to date this was not done,” a press release stated
The teams scheduled for the tournament are the hosts Victory Valley Royals, Kings, Amelia’s Ward Jets, Wismar Pistons, Block 22 Flames, Bankers Trust Falcons, Half Mile Bulls, and Retrieve Raiders.
Caption: Joe Chapman