Siquijor Mystics expelled from VisMin Super Cup; players, coaches fined
MANILA, Philippines—The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has expelled the Siquijor Mystics following their controversial and bizarre game against the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes on Wednesday.
League chief operations officer Rocky Chan announced the punishment on Thursday, barely a day after the incident that prompted Games and Amusements Board to issue a stern warning and launch its own probe.
“We have decided as early as 9 pm Thursday to officially expel Siquijor Mystics from the rest of the season of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup. Also we will be suspending players from the ARQ Lapu-Lapu Builders who were seen disgracing acts to the sport,” said Chan.
Siquijor will not only be banned from the league but its players and coaches are also barred from joining the other teams under the Super Cup.
The league’s punishment was based upon the recommendations of its technical committee and from the investigation of the GAB.
Suspensions and hefty fines were also slapped on the players and coaches of Lapu-Lapu City with Hercules Tangkay, Reed Juntilla, Dawn Ochea, Monbert Arong, and Ferdinand suspended for the rest of the first round and mandated to pay P15,000 each.
Rendell Senining, meanwhile, is suspended for the rest of the season and slapped with a P30,000 fine.
Heroes head coach Francis Auquico is banned for the remainder of the first round and will pay P30,000 in fines while his assistants Jerry Abuyador, Alex Cainglet, Jon Carlo Nuyles, Hamilton Tundag, and Roger Justin Potot were all fined P20,000.
“If you do this in the other leagues, well you can’t do this here in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup,” said Chan. “Don’t mess with the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.”
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