ASEAN Sports has learnt of an interesting development in the MPL Development League 2018 Playoffs Qualification picture due to the controversial finish of the game played last weekend between Farmco Knight and Red Baron on 1/7/18.
The game finished in favor of an overtime 70-66 victory for Red Baron.
Farmco’s contention was that the game clock did not run for five seconds when play resumed off the timeout called by them with 24 seconds remaining in regulation, thus affecting the outcome of the game with Red Baron managing to score nine points in regulation to force the game into overtime.
Citing examples that occured in the Asean Basketball League and NBA, Farmco has requested for the final 24 seconds of the game to be replayed at a later date with the score going back to the original score at that time which was 59-50 in their favor.
As of press time, the league has yet to make a final decision on the matter although rumors have suggested that the league will offer a replay of the full game between both teams to determine the outcome of the game, which will have serious implications in determining which teams qualify for the playoffs
We at ASEAN Sports will provide an update once we have learned of further developments