Kiefer Ravena listed in NLEX roster amid contract dispute with Shiga

Kiefer Ravena is part of NLEX's lineup for the PBA Philippine Cup. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The ongoing saga surrounding Kiefer Ravena's contract situation took another turn on NLEX listed the combo guard in its opening day lineup.

As revealed on Wednesday, Ravena will be part of the Road Warriors' roster for the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup starting on Friday.

Interestingly enough, the Shiga Lakestars of the B.League also placed Ravena in their own opening day team last month.

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Both Shiga and NLEX are in a tug-of-war for the services of Ravena for their upcoming domestic seasons.

Ravena initially re-signed with the Road Warriors for three more years last September.

However, the Lakestars pulled off a huge shocker also last June when they announced the signing of Ravena, sparking a dispute that also saw the PBA board of governors stepping in.

The PBA board eventually ruled that Ravena cannot play for Shiga as he has to honor his new contract with NLEX, but his inclusion to the Shiga roster further complicated matters.

The Road Warriors will be in action right on opening day as they will face the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the second game of the scheduled triple-header on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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