Farmco Knight withdraws their appeal against the results of their game against Red Baron, citing the organization’s willingness to allow the MPL Development League to move forward from the incident for the long term betterment of the league
The initial appeal was made in view of a delay in the game clock for five seconds with 24 seconds remaining in the game affecting the outcome of the game which was won by Red Baron. Farmco Knight’s appeals on the spot were turned down by game officials and they were asked to only launch an appeal after the game
According to a statement made on Farmco Knight’s official Facebook page (Knight Fury Basketball Club), the team decided to withdraw the appeal to not let the appeal be a hindrance to league as the appeal might affect the playoffs schedule. The team also did not want qualify for the playoffs under controversial circumstances and believe they have already met their goal of developing their young talents through the course of the season.
The board of the Malaysia Pro League also issued the below statement
With the resolution of the matter, the MPL D League playoff schedule have been set as follows:-
Quarter Finals – 13/7/18
QF 1- New Ampang Youth Club vs Melaka 96ers (7.45 PM)
QF 2- PRG Warriors vs Red Baron (9.30 PM)
Semi Finals – 14/7/18
SF 1 – NS Matrix vs Winner of QF 2 (7.45 PM)
SF 2 – KL Dragons vs Winner of QF1 (9.30 PM)
The Final Game will be on 15/7/18 at 5.00 PM.
Classification games will also be played throughout the three days of competition. The full schedule will be as per below graphic provided by the league