Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

Philippines Basketball Association to hold two matches at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai in October

Matches to be held on October 4 and October 5

The Philippines Basketball Association are holding two matches in Dubai in October. Handout image
The Philippines Basketball Association are holding two matches in Dubai in October. Handout image

The PBA (Philippines Basketball Association) is returning to Dubai this October with two days of action as part of the PBA Back in Dubai weekend to be held at the Coca-Cola Arena.

It will be a weekend of firsts as PBA star and five-time MVP, June Mar Fajardo will be playing in Dubai for the first time in his career as the San Miguel Beermen are set to play their first official PBA game in the Middle East.

They go up against NLEX Road Warriors on October 4, while on October 5 NLEX will be pitted against the Barangay Ginebra.

Players to look out for are reigning five-time MVP, June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beermen, who will be joined by Christian Standhardinger, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross and the newest member of the squad, Terrence Romeo.

Joining Stanley Pringle in Barangay Ginebra colours will be Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Joe Devance, Jeff Chan, Mark Caguioa and also their latest acquisition Jared Dillinger.

Expected to be back after FIBA suspension, Keifer Ravena will lead the pack for NLEX Road Warriors, with Asi Taulava, Poy Erram, Larry Fonacier, Cyrus Baguio and Kevin Alas, who returns from a spell out of the game after knee surgery earlier this year.

All teams will be reinforced by imports, with Justin Brownlee expected to turn out for Barangay Ginebra.

Tickets are now on sale through Platinum List, 800-Tickets, Book My Show and Coca-Cola Arena.

Updated: August 6, 2019 11:42 AM

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