BEGINNING the coming MPBL season, not just one, but two Fil-foreign players with a height limit of 6-foot-4, are allowed to see action for each team.
MPBL founder and chief executive officer Senator Manny Pacquiao confirmed the news to the team representatives during the meeting held Thursday at the Century Hotel in Manila.
“Dalawa na yung Fil-foreign players natin,” said Pacquiao, who also asked suggestions from team representatives if they would like to increase the height limit for Fil-foreign players.
In the end, the league decided to stick to the 6-foot-4 height limit.
MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes clarified that these Fil-foreign players cannot play simultaneously.
“They have to play one at a time,” added Duremdes.
Last season, the league allowed teams to use Fil-foreign players not exceeding the limit of 6-foot-4.
Aside from increasing the number of Fil-foreign players, Senator Pacquiao allowed teams to optionally add two ex-pros, provided that only five of them will play in the allowed 15-man roster.
This means that teams have options to expand the original 20-man roster (15 to play), to 22.