Gilas Pilipinas set for twice a week training for Fiba World Cup buildup

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the national team would have morning practices on Mondays and Thursdays during the two months.Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao requested for everyday practices as the World Cup draws closer, but with the playoffs for the Commissioner’s Cup set for August, the training schedule has yet to be finalized.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll still talk about the schedule for August because that’d be the semifinals and the finals,” said Marcial in Filipino Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome. “Coach Yeng can use the players from the 10 teams that did not qualify in the finals but as far as the complete attendance, we’ll still have to discuss it.”“Nonetheless, the Board gave its full support for the national team.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas is set for twice-a-week practices from June to July in preparation for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Foshan.The PBA Board of Governors unanimously voted to approve Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ proposal presented by its president Al Panlilio during a meeting at the PBA Office in Libis.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIEScenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Marcial added that the core team that played in the last window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers was retained for the showdown in China in September.The national team is set to travel to Russia on August 20 to play there for “two to three days,” and also bring some Russian teams to the Philippines to play scrimmages against.There’s also a proposal to include the Clevaland Cavalier’s Jordan Clarkson and Arizona State’s Remy Martin to the lineup.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PBA D-League: SMDC-NU rallies from 19 down to end CEU’s unbeaten streak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img