first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao’s wish for a friendly between the Philippine national basketball team and Australia isn’t going to happen.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img F1 practice in Azerbaijan disrupted by loose drain cover DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said a scrimmage between Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers won’t be part of the Philippines’ for the upcoming 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in Foshan.Marcial on Thursday said the Boomers’ schedule in preparation for the World Cup is already packed and that there’s no way for the Philippines to face them in a scrimmage, which what was Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas initially wanted to happen.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“They [the SBP] planned it but it just so happened that Australia’s schedule is full so they’re looking at either New Zealand or Korea,” said Marcial in Filipino at Cuneta Astrodome before the Game 5 tip-off between San Miguel and Phoenix in the semifinals.The Philippines and Australia figured in an ugly brawl during the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers that resulted in 13 players getting suspended. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao said during the past Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum that he wanted Gilas to play the Boomers in an attempt to foster goodwill between the teams.Scheduling, though, made that impossible.“We reached out to Australia but once we knew their schedule was full, it was scrapped,” said Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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