Verdes defeats Griga Dream Ballers via protest

March 8, 2020

On Friday night Griga Dream Ballers hosted Verdes at the Russel Chiste Garcia Auditorium in the cultural capital.  Griga won the game 86 – 73 but they had an eligible player who participated in the game, giving Verdes the win.  D’Von Campbell is an American who married a Belizean in May 2019.  The commissioner ruled that given that his Belizean nationality application has been submitted and is in the process of being reviewed by the Immigration Department, he is considered a Belizean.  However, last week Hurricanes appealed that decision and the Appeals Committee voted that D’Von Campbell cannot be considered a Belizean until he receives his Belizean nationality documents. As a result, the game played between Griga Dream Ballers and Benny’s Belize Hurricanes will be replayed with D’Von Campbell participating at a date that will be set by the league.  After this ruling was issued, Griga Dream Ballers opted to play Campbell Friday night versus Verdes, and as a result Verdes has won the game because Griga used an ineligible player.