Hibernians Basketball Club have issued a statement to defend themselves over allegations of wrongdoing from their players during Saturday’s BOV Men’s League game against Depiro at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion.
Earlier on Monday, the Malta Basketball Association have announced that they have opened an investigation and will look into the performance and behaviour displayed by both teams in the close stages of the said match with a view to initiating disciplinary procedures.
During the match, Depiro and Hibernians players failed to score a single point in the last six and a half minutes of the match.
While neither side registered any score whatsoever they committed numerous turnovers, careless shooting and blatant violations.
However, Hibernians BC have issued a statement to deny any talk of wrongdoing from their club.
“Hibernians Basketball Club rejects in their entirety allegations made today in their respect today and deny categorically any wrongdoing in relation to the league game against Depiro BC played last Saturday (26th March),” the club said in a statement.
“The club is committed to collaborate with any investigation in this respect and, as it has done consistently, condemns any conduct that prejudices the integrity, fairness and transparency of sport, which principles are at the very core of the clubs values.”
The MBA Council is expected to convene on Monday night to discuss both teams’ behaviour and decide whether to take any disciplinary proceedings.