Basketball brawl: three Australian and ten Philippine team members suspended after fight

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Shocking fight on court leads to $150,000 fine by international federation for the Boomers

Three members of the Australian men’s national basketball team face suspensions and the team has been hit with a $150, 000 fine over an extraordinary mass brawl with the Philippines’ team earlier this month.

Daniel Kickert has been banned for five internationals, and his Boomers teammates Thon Maker and Chris Goulding have received shorter suspensions, for their roles in the brawl with the Philippines in the World Cup qualifier in Manila on July 2.

Basketball Australia was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($150,000) for removing floor decals during team training on the day prior to the game and its role in the third-quarter incident.

Basketball Australia has 14 days to decide whether to appeal the sanctions.

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