The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) will enforce a cap on players' allowance in the coming season.
MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes on Friday said the regulation is meant to protect the teams and provide them security.
A player can receive a minimum monthly allowance of P15,000 and a maximum P50,000.
“ ’Yun ang nasa guidelines natin. We’re basing it that way because we’re still an amateur league,” Duremdes said on Fox Sports Philippines.
“If a team is complaining that another team is giving a certain player more than the maximum allowance required, kailangan namin ng black and white proof na ’yung player na ito is receiving ’yung certain amount na pinirmahan niya.”
The guidelines provide that players whose contracts have already expired will need to get a release paper from their mother club first before moving to another team.
“Iniiwasan natin dito ’yung sulutan,” said MPBL founder Manny Pacquiao.
In relation to the new rule, Duremdes said the league may have to require accreditation from player agents.
“Ayaw nating i-tolerate ’yung attitude ng players na kapag may offer sa kabila, basta ka na lang iwanan. Kailangang magpaalam. Baka rin magpa-accredit na tayo ng mga agents. Kasi ’yung mga agents rin minsan nag-e-encourage,” he said.
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