CEBUANO point guard Michael Sereño is looking to clear his name of any wrongdoing after he was included in the list of players banned from the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup despite him not being in Alcantara.
In a talk, the former University of Southern Philippines Foundation standout said he attended one practice session of the Siquijor Mystics on March 30 and departed Moalboal on April 2 because of a personal matter that he had to attend to.
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However, much to his surprise, he saw his name on the list of players from the Mystics squad who were banned for life from the VisMin Cup for their unusual play during their game versus the ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City Heroes on Wednesday.
Sereño admitted that the play of his former teammates did look peculiar and it’s fortunate that his name got dragged into the brouhaha. He never even got to play a single game.
“What they did wasn’t right and it’s unfortunate that my name got dragged into this mess,” said Sereño. “I already went out of the bubble. I hope the organizers look into this so that it can be rectified.”
“Yes, I am a member of the Siquijor Mystics but during the games, especially this controversial game, I wasn’t able to play,” he added.
Sereño went on to say that it never ever crossed his mind to participate in such shenanigans.
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“Isip usa ka basketbolista, wala gyud na muabot sa akong tibuok kinabuhi nga mag hugaw-hugaw sa ana nga propesyon kay mao na ako damgo og wa gyud pud ko gitudloan sa ako mga mentor mg binuang sa duwa,” shared Sereño.
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Sereño pleaded with the league organizers to look into this since it pains him and his family to see his name on the blacklist.
“With earnest plea, mg hinaut ko sa mga organizers sa PILIPINAS VISMIN SUPER CUP nga ila unta i-consider ang akong side kung angay ba ko ma banned kay sakit kaayo para nako na makita akong pangalan.” (JNP)