ASEAN Basketball League

MANILA, Basketball ASEAN or ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) was officially launched at the Renaissance Hotel, Manila, Philippines, Tuesday (1 / 9) afternoon.

Club soccer competition in ASEAN's first basket was followed by six clubs from six countries, namely, Satria Muda Britama (Indonesia), Philippine Patriots (Philippines), The Barracudas (Brunei Darussalam), Kuala Lumpur Dragons (Malaysia), Singapore Slingers (Singapore), and Thailand Tigers (Thailand).

They will compete in action format cage and away games, in which two teams play each other three times. The top four teams appearing in the playoffs or the finals of the Big Four (Final Four).

Basketball League ASEAN will take place on Saturday and Sunday. When a tip-off on 10 October, Satria Muda Philippine Patriots will entertain at The Britama Arena Stadium, Jakarta. Finals or Final Four is set take place in Malaysia. According to the rules, each club is allowed to hire five foreign players, three of which came from the ASEAN region.

President of the Association of Southeast Asian Basketball (SEABA) Erick Thohir states, ASEAN Basketball League competition will create the high standards that made the clubs in the region can compete with clubs from other regions in Asia. Currently, more Erick, there are two basketball arena in ASEAN, namely inter-state and SEABA championship SEABA Club.

ABL Chairman Dato Tony Fernandes said that the ASEAN Basketball League restrictions also apply salary (salary cap) for foreign players a maximum of U.S. $ 10,000 or approximately USD 100 million per month for one player.

Though followed by the clubs from various countries of ASEAN, ASEAN Basketball League for the club does not require the participant to win the league at their respective home countries. Clubs basketball can appear in ASEAN Basketball League when buying a franchise and have money in the bank guarantee (bank guarantee).

Hasani Abdulgani, President Director of Mahaka Sports, in charge of Satria Muda, called the franchise price is U.S. $ 200,000 (USD 2 billion) per year and the money in the bank guarantee of 1 million U.S. dollars (USD 10 billion).