NCAA set to bar foreign players

By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star

Posted at Mar 26 2012 12:10 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2012 11:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Tapping foreign athletes will now be a thing of the past in the NCAA.

This came after the policy board, now chaired by Fr. Tamerlane Lana, OP, of Season 88 host Letran, had approved with finality a proposal disallowing member schools from recruiting and tapping foreign players.

Although approved, the NCAA is still deliberating and discussing when the new ruling will be implemented although sources said there is a plan to put it in practice three years from now, or in Season 90.

"Yes but maybe the non-acceptance of foreign players will be implemented on Season 90," a source told The STAR yesterday.

The 2014 schedule is being proposed to give member schools a two-year transition period wherein they could form an all-Filipino team.

However, the new ruling, whose implementation will be discussed by the board in its next meeting before Season 88 opens in June, does not cover foreign players who have been recruited before its approval.