Liga opens Conference 3 in Cebu

MANILA, Philippines – Liga Pilipinas, the one and only home-and-away basketball tournament in the country, raises the curtains for its Third Conference tomorrow with a twin bill in Cebu City.

Liga Pilipinas president Noli Eala yesterday said he expects tougher competition among the 10 competing teams which will vie for the crown in the Super Finals in November.

“I’m proud to say that despite the difficult times and the economic difficulties of some companies we’ve been able to maintain a 10-team roster,” said the former PBA commissioner.

To make the operations more viable for the competing teams, he said the league is introducing a new competition format based on how the FIBA runs its international tournaments.

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