Kiefer Ravena, of NLEX, has been suspended by FIBA for year and a half in the wake of testing positive for no less than one restricted substance. The news was affirmed on Monday evening by the PBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
The NLEX star new kid on the block should play in Sunday's PBA All-Star Game in Iloilo City yet was summoned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) back to Manila for a question and answer session without uncovering subtle elements. FIBA has a strict convention with respect to doping, getting serious about any substance that can upgrade the execution of a competitor.
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Any competitor who is taking prescription ought to completely unveil it preceding testing. A similar source likewise focused on that FIBA recognized that it was an 'innocent error' from the previous Ateneo de Manila University champion that prompted the fizzled sedate test.
Ravena had evidently taken a pre-exercise drink that could be lawfully and effortlessly purchased at any supplement store, not realizing that it contained disallowed substances. The boycott implies that Ravena will miss whatever remains of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, which continues in late June.
Ravena is averaging 7.3 pts, 2.0 bounce back, and 3.3 great assists for each amusement for Gilas Pilipinas in the previous two qualifying windows.
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Ravena, the second general pick of the current year's PBA draft. FIBA could boycott a player up to two years for their first infringement of the counter doping guideline yet they chose to regard Ravena ineligible for year and a half. The FIBA board that pondered on the issue considered that Ravena's clarification was sufficient for him to profit by a decrease in the endorse from two years to year and a half.