Three of the eight Filipino imports in the B.League will not take part in the league’s opening weekend.
Toyama’s Dwight Ramos, Ibaraki’s Javi Gomez de Liaño, and Aomori’s Kemark Cariño are part of the last batch of Filipinos leaving for Japan this week.
Ramos left the country early today with partner Kianna Dy bringing him to the airport.
According to Titan Sports Management’s PJ Pilares, Cariño will also leave the country on Wednesday.
Gomez de Liaño, on the other hand, could leave anytime this week.
Due to the 14-day quarantine, Ramos will miss the Grouses’ games against Shinshu this weekend and Tokyo next week.
Gomez de Liaño will not have a chance to face Kiefer Ravena and Shiga, whom Ibaraki face next weekend. He will also not take part in their opening weekend games versus Akita.
Cariño will skip Aomori’s games against Fukuoka and Nishinomiya.
The trio will figure in the same case that Thirdy Ravena faced last season, since the three were not able to play in any tune-up games with their respective teams.
This weekend, Kiefer and Shiga will host Thirdy and San-En, while Ray Parks’ Nagoya will face Shibuya. Kobe Paras’ Niigata squares off against Kyoto, and Juan GDL’s Tokyo Z takes on Kagawa.