BEBL says Friday’s incidents were “unfortunate” and “under review”
We reported on the drama that ensued on Friday at the Belize City Centre during the Belize Elite Basketball League match between the Benny’s Belize Hurricanes and the San Pedro Tiger Sharks. The incidents saw the ejection of the Tiger Sharks’ coach, Rico Black and police intervention to restrain Alex Carcamo, who was acting aggressive. In a statement late this evening, the league described the incidents as unfortunate. Of Carcamo’s behaviour, the BEBL said quote “The behaviour of the player, Alex Carcamo, a seasoned veteran, was disappointing at best and not the model behaviour we encourage from our athletes, coaches, teams, and fans” (Unquote). The league’s statement also condemns any act of aggression or attempts at intimidation against other players, officials or fans. The release ended by saying quote “The events, from last Friday night, are currently under review by the Office of the Commissioner and an announcement will follow shortly with the appropriate penalties and corrective measures” End quote. But this wasn’t the only sporting drama that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, a brawl broke out following a football match between the Corozal Villages of Chunox and Sarteneja. Weighing in on both incidents was the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, who said that sportsmanship is of utmost importance when it comes to public sporting events.