A few weeks back, the Alaska Aces announced that they would no longer exist in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after the 2021-22 Governor’s Cup; however, Converge ICT Solutions, a popular internet provider in the Philippines, has announced that they are taking over the franchise.
Last week, in a press conference, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial announced the new ownership after a unanimous 11-0 vote by the board of commissioners. Marcial also announced that former PBA commissioner Chito Salud would lead the franchise as its governor.
In a statement released by the team, Salud said, “we are excited to begin building a track record and legacy of competitiveness, innovation, character, discipline, and sportsmanship worthy of support and respect from PBA fans.” Salud went on to say that the team will hold a press conference on April 5th to introduce the new group formally.
The Alaskan Aces were in the league for 35 years before bowing out after losing to NLEX in the quarterfinal series of the 2022 PBA Governor’s Cup.
Betting On The 2022 Governor’s Cup
The Governor’s Cup is now down to the semifinals, with four teams battling a best of 5 series for a shot to win the conference. The four teams battling for a finals sport are Ginebra vs. Road Warriors and Magnolia vs. Meralco.
Betting on the PBA is also ongoing as the conference semifinals continue this Wednesday. Since domestic sportsbooks are not allowed to legally offer betting odds on sporting events that occur within the Philippines, offshore sports betting sites
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