VisMin Cup officials absolve Sereño of any involvement in Mystics’ controversial match

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ALCANTARA — Officials of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup have absolved Cebuano point guard Mike Sereño of any involvement in the highly controversial match between the Siquijor Mystics and the ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City Heroes earlier this week.

The league’s Chief Operations Officer Rocky Chan made the announcement on Saturday night, April 17, 2021.

Sereño was recruited by the Mystics and was able to practice with the team prior to the tournament’s start. However, he left the team on April 2 because of personal reasons and did not play a single game for the Siquijor squad.

Also absolved was big man Miguel Castellano who stayed in the team's hotel during the game as he was nursing a sore right knee.

"Our doctors here have confirmed that Miguel was really nursing an injury that cost him to miss the game," said league Chief Operations Officer Rocky Chan.

Vincent Tangcay's case is also under review as he did not play a single second in the contest.

"We are also reviewing the other players in the game," added Chan.

The league had earlier slapped a ban on the entire team last Thursday, citing "acts dishonorable to the game."

Representatives from the Games and Amusements Board wrote in their report to chairman Baham Mitra that players and coaches from the Mystics showed no sympathy over what transpired during the game.