PBA says no to Kiefer Ravena’s Japan stint: ‘He has to honor his contract’


FILE – NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. Picture by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — The PBA has pulled the plug on Kiefer Ravena’s stint within the Japanese B.League.

In a swiftly known as press convention on Saturday, league chair Ricky Vargas mentioned the PBA Board of Governors has come to an settlement to disallow Ravena from enjoying with the Shiga Lakestars within the B.League.

“The board has determined that Kiefer has to honor his contract with NLEX and PBA,” mentioned Vargas, who additionally harassed the board’s resolution is last.

“It was a dialogue. It was not a one minute resolution and the board and all its knowledge, we checked out all of the attainable situations and all of the dangers of those situations and got here up with the choice,” he mentioned.

Ravena remains to be underneath a three-year Uniform Participant’s Contract (UPC) with NLEX he signed final September which prevents him from enjoying in different leagues.

On Wednesday, Shiga introduced it has signed Ravena for the 2021-22 B.League season.

Ravena additionally launched an announcement Wednesday evening with regard to his B.League marketing campaign.

The board can even ship a letter to the B.League and Shiga to tell them about Ravena’s present contract, in line with Vargas.

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial mentioned he’ll personally communicate with Ravena after the press convention with regard to the board’s resolution.


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