TNT win no giveaway as NLEX simply played ‘terrible’

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ And it showed on Wednesday night with TNT wanting to win more.But NLEX rookie Kiefer Ravena stressed that the Road Warriors didn’t give the game away for TNT to stay playoff contention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“No, no, no. That was one thing that we were really avoiding to hear that we gave the game because Talk ‘N Text badly needs a win,” Ravena stressed after his team’s 101-75 loss. “It was just because we really played a bad game and that was the result of it. We can’t blame anybody for that.”“Coach Yeng (Guiao) even told us that we could have lost this game, but not this way. It was a terrible way to lose especially coming into the playoffs,” he added. “We really didn’t give the game away because they needed the victory. That’s one thing that we want to avoid but it’s inevitable. We move on from this.” GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings NLEX scored the first four points of the game, but it was all TNT from there. The game was practically over by halftime with the KaTropa taking a 58-28 lead.And just when things couldn’t be harder enough for the Road Warriors, it got worse in the second half as they trailed by as much as 38, 59-31, early in the third quarter.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao acknowledged that it was a “no-bearing game” for his team, but he would’ve wanted to get a victory regardless to get momentum heading into the playoffs.“Obviously, we’re not really happy with what happened. The best way to prepare ourselves for the quarterfinals would be to give a good account of ourselves in this game but obviously we failed to do that,” said Guiao, whose team was riding on a four-game winning run coming into the tiff. “So we just have to regroup, gather ourselves and make a commitment, recommit ourselves to our purpose of playing good, hard games whether we win or lose.”Guiao also didn’t like the fact the Road Warriors got dominated in the rebounding department, 38-59.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “What I was harping about that I was very mad about was we gave up too many offensive rebounds and overall rebounds. We just got beat off the board.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSister teams NLEX and TNT were on the opposite ends of the spectrum heading into their duel.Already in the top six, the Road Warriors were technically playing for nothing in terms of their playoff implications while the KaTropa were in dire need of a victory to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinals spot.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Rain or Shine clinches quarterfinals spot, beats top seed SMB Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

BCCI to reward selectors with Rs 20 lakh each after maiden Test series win in Australia

first_imgThe BCCI on Tuesday announced cash awards of Rs 20 lakh each for the senior selection committee members following India’s maiden Test series win in Australia.Virat Kohli led India to a historic 2-1 win in the four-Test series before capping the Australian tour with a maiden 2-1 triumph in the ODI series.”It has been decided that the selection committee comprising five members will get a bonus of Rs 20 lakhs each,” BCCI said in a release.The selection committee comprises chairman MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe, Gagan Khoda and Sandeep Singh.Committee Of Administrator (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai lauded the selectors for picking a balanced Indian squad during the Test and ODI series in Australia.”We are extremely proud of the way Team India have performed in Australia. We had announced cash rewards for cricketers and support staff earlier and are now rewarding selectors,” he said.”The five men have played a crucial role in picking a balanced Indian squad and offering the team management enough options to work around different combinations. The boys chosen to represent the Indian team went about their task in a fearless manner and stood up in challenging situations.”Member of CoA, Diana Edulji also acknowledged the role of the selectors in India’s performance Down Under.”Each member who has played a role in India’s recent triumphs in Australia needs to be appreciated. With the ICC Cricket World Cup just about four months away, the three-match ODI series in Australia provided excellent preparation for the Indian team,” he said.advertisement”The selectors have been focusing on a core group of cricketers that will make the cut at the showpiece event. I congratulate them for picking some fine young talents, who performed brilliantly on their maiden tour of Australia.”Earlier, BCCI had announced cash awards of Rs 15 lakhs per match for each of the playing eleven that featured in India’s maiden Test series win on Australian soil.The Indian board also announced cash awards for all the reserve players, as well as the members of the support staff.India will take on New Zealand in a five-ODI series starting with the first match at Napier Wednesday, besides playing a three-game T20I series.Also Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanAlso Read | New Zealand tough side but it will be advantage India: Madan Lallast_img read more