In a surprising development, ALLN, one of the leading participants in the on-going Bayon Cup basketball tournament, have decided to withdraw from the competition, according to the organisers of the event.
“ALLN Basketball does not represent violence. But there are those who would use alleged incidents to justify their claims, which have espoused hatred and threats of violence.
“As bigotry has become the leading voice among the community, it is best for us to step away from negativity,” said the manager of ALLN in a letter to the organisers, without referring to any particular incident.
Meanwhile, the biggest match-up of the weekend saw Smart Dragons beat Bayon Airlines 61-57.
In other matches, Extra Joss Fighters rolled out a 91-47 win over Guangdong Chamber of Commerce, while Loda Wang came from behind to beat Defu Group 63-48. Wat Koh got the better of Youth 157 60-48 in Saturday’s game on the back of a good performance by Sok Samnang.