Cambodian Basketball League Downsized To 10 Teams Ahead Of New Season
The Cambodian Basketball League, "set to roll" at the indoor hall of the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, "will have 10 teams in the fray instead of the initially planned 12," according to HS Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The number of competing teams "has been kept at 10 to enhance the qualitative level of each roster so that the intensity of competition also increases." Under a newly introduced tournament stipulation to boost local talent, "every team must have at least three Cambodian players in its ranks." The Cambodian Basketball Federation "has maintained that shifting the venue this season from Beeline Arena situated in the outskirts of Phnom Penh to a centrally located Olympic Stadium should be of great convenience to players, officials and fans" (PHNOM PENH POST, 7/3).