2012-13 SBL season to tip off on Nov. 17

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SBL team meeting convened by the CTBA today reach a consensus that the 2012-13 SBL regular season will tip off on Nov. 17 this year.

Among the important decisions made in the meeting include the acceptance of players of Taiwanese descent for the first time with each team is allowed to keep two such players who possess a ROC (Taiwan) passport.

The players with Taiwanese descent would not be counted as import players.

Other decisions:

— Each team will meet other teams five times, which means it will be a 30-game regular season.

— The semifinal round and the finals will adopt the best-of-seven format.

— Regular season games will be played at Taipei Physical Education Gymnasium in Tienmu, Taipei; Taipei Municipal Gymnasium in downtown Taipei; Sinjhuang Stadium, New Taipei City; Kaohsiung Dome, Kaohsiung and arenas in Taichung and Taoyuan.

— Each team will be able to hire an import player who is under 6-9 (205cm) with the maximum monthly salary of US$10,000.

— Amendment of the draft regulation will be discussed in July.

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