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Appeal to include Belo in Gilas line-up still up in the air

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Mac Belo's participation in the Southeast Asian Games remains up in the air as Gilas Pilipinas it opens its bid in the men's basketball event at the MABA Stadium on Sunday.

Belo was in street clothes as his teammates took on regional rival Thailand.

Mac Belo watches Gilas Pilipinas' game against Thailand. Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
According to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas deputy executive director Bernie Atienza, they are still waiting for the official response from the technical delegate appointed by FIBA.

Atienza had appealed for Belo's inclusion in the team as a replacement for the injured Carl Bryan Cruz during the team managers' meeting ahead of the tournament.

However, he was informed that Belo will not be allowed to play on Sunday night against Thailand.

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/20/17/sea-games-appeal-to-include-belo-in-gilas-line-up-still-up-in-the-air

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