Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2023. 9:20 pm CST.
Photo Credit: San Pedro Pirates
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Premier League of Belize (PLB) is like a stone wall … no word on the semifinals … so one can only surmise that for a second weekend in a row the semifinals will still be on hold.
The PLB is mum … after the Sunday, April 30 press release which didn’t say much safe for announcing that the FFB had overruled the PLB’s Disciplinary Committee decision, it only said that once the Disciplinary Committee made a new decision it would be announced.
The overruled decision refers to the Disciplinary Committee granting Verdes three points after travelling to San Pedro on Saturday, April 8 for what was ruled a ‘forfeited’ game by San Pedro because the Belize City referees assigned to call the game didn’t stay for lack of after-game accommodations. The FFB Appeal Committee ruled the Disciplinary Committee ‘null and void’, so, the expected outcome would be that the game should be played before the semifinals begin since the outcome can change the top two spots.
But, so far, everyone is waiting, and bills are increasing. Talking expenses only, at first it was just Verdes and San Pedro who lost … Verdes because they made a futile trip and San Pedro because they missed out on a big gate. But now all four teams, Port Layola and Progresso included, are being affected … because they must pay the players and all their other workers at least two weeks more. And if no semifinals are played … that’s another week.
So, we keep waiting and counting.
If at least the PLB would say something.
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