MANiLA, Philippines – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has issued a stern reminder to Calvin Abueva regarding his probationary status as part of the reinstatement of his professional license which was revoked during his 16-month suspension from the PBA.
Abueva was recently dispatched by Phoenix to Magnolia in a shock exchange last week with multiple Inquirer sources inside the Fuel Masters camp, claiming the wayward forward has reverted to his old ways.
“Calvin is still under the six month probation period. Even if he was transferred to a different team, as a professional athlete licensed by the GAB, he still has to honor what was agreed and his commitment to the Board of Directors which was the basis of the reinstatement ”, said GAB Chairman Baham Mitra.
“He’s a professional athlete and the kids admire him. We expect him to set an example for the younger generation.
GAB contacted Abueva through Magnolia team manager Alvin Patrimonio.
Abueva, 33, was able to complete her mandatory monitoring sessions until December, but “The Beast” did not do so for January due to “urgent family issues,” according to the GAB.
Abueva showed promise on his return to the Philippine Cup bubble where he played an important role in Phoenix’s long playoff series.
The former national team player even became a candidate for the best player in conference and sportsmanship award for his game and behavior in the bubble.
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