About our league rules and guidelines for LIGA 2K22 Season

  1. These rules are applicable only for the LIGA 2K22 Season.
  2. These rules are in accordance with the current season format.
  3. These rules are linked on our sign up form and by joining Liga Australia, you have agreed that you have read and agreed to abide by these rules.
  4. These rules are subject to change and will be communicated internally among the players.
  5. By joining you agree to our waiver.  Minors Aged Participants (below 18 yo participants) & Adult Participants (18yo+)

Player Eligibility

  1. Liga Australia is a Filipino-Australian league. Players must be Filipino-blooded, (either your Grandfather, Grandmother, Mother or Father came from Filipino bloodline).
  2. LIGA2K22 is a Men’s elite basketball tournament.
  3. Players must be fully paid to join & play in our basketball season.
  4. Players who have played in professional leagues are not allowed in this league.
  5. Players who are 16years old and above are allowed to play in this league.
  6. Players who are under the age of 18 are required to have a parental waiver signed to be able to join and play in Liga Australia. This must be submitted before the first game of the season.
  7. Registrants must be medically fit to join competitive sports. Liga Australia is the most competitive Fil-Aus basketball league in Australia.
  8. Players must have either Medicard or Private cover to join Liga Australia. The league doesn’t provide medical insurance as the league doesn’t include an insurance fee on the registration.
  9. Liga Australia is not an open league, this is centered only for Fil-Australians, if you are looking for an open league please visit MBL www.officialmbl.com.au.
  10. The league has all the right to choose who will play in this league through their own screening and assessment process.
  11. Fill-ins and players who have not registered are not allowed to participate in any game of this league.
  12. Full official uniforms are required for all players to play in any game.
  13. If a team puts a player in a game that violates this rule, it will be an automatic loss for the team for each game a team plays with an ineligible player.

Player Uniforms & Wearables

  1. Players are required to wear complete uniforms whenever they play an official season game in MBL or any of its sub-leagues. Officials will not allow a player with incomplete uniforms to play.
  2. Earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, fitness watches, any electronic under the uniform, and all metallic accessories are not allowed to be worn while playing.
  3. Players are allowed to wear warmers, compression wear under their uniforms.
  4. Sports basketball goggles is the only allowed eyewear in the league.
  5. Statement baller bracelets are allowed.
  6. Headbands, bandanas, turban & headgears are allowed as they represent culture and personal statements.
  7. Fracture protective masks are allowed.
  8. Any metallic items must not be worn at any time at any game on all our games.

Gameplay Elimination Round

  1. Elimination Round will have a Double Round Robin format. Teams will only play against teams twice in Elimination Round.
  2. Teams cannot alter their team rosters once the season has started.
  3. Regular Season games & semis will have 4 Quarters, 10mins in each quarter in a running-time mode, except for the last 2 minutes of the game. There will be no 24sec shot clock rule except for the last 2 mins of the game. If the lead of a team in the last 2mins of the ball is 20 or more, the stop clock rule is waived.
  4. Each player has five fouls to give.
  5. Teams have 1 timeout each quarter except for 4Qtr where each team has 2. Time runs on these timeouts except for the last 2 mins of 4th quarter.
  6. Teams may not alter their rosters once the season has started.
  7. The first Overtime period is only 2 mins.  The succeeding overtime periods will be just 1 min. Each team will have 1 timeout on each period.
  8. Teams who will forfeit a game will have a demerit of -10 on Team Avg and 2 forfeits will mean instant elimination from the season. Forfeit is simply a loss with.
  9. Teams must notify the league or captains group if they will forfeit the game 24hrs prior to the scheduled game. Failure to notify the league will incur $150 AUD penalty fee to the team. This penalty must be paid before their next game.
  10. In a forfeited game, the winning team will have the score of their previous game while the losing team will have 0 as their score. All Players of a winning team will have the same stats from their previous game and will have attendance on that match. All Players of the losing team will be marked as not attended.
  11. Players must have complete uniforms on all the games of the season.
  12. Team Average Scoring (Offensive Team AVG) is the tiebreaker for team standings.
  13. Videos cannot be used to overturn the outcome of the game. Videos can be used to implement reviews on misconduct and giving technical counts against a player or a team.

Post-season / Playoffs

  1. Teams cannot alter, replace or add players to their rosters after the Elimination Round.
  2. Teams with a perfect Regular season record will have a twice to beat advantage on the Quarterfinals.
  3. Players must have played at least 4 regular-season games to be eligible to play in the playoffs. Preseason will be counted as well.
  4. Only the Top 4 teams will proceed to Semifinals. This is a knockout round. The seeding will be 1 v 4, 2V3 seeding format. The seeding and matches are displayed on our website.
  5. Semifinals is a knockout round. Winners from Semifinals round will proceed to Liga Grand Finals.
  6. Please note that Semifinals is all in running-time mode same rules as regular season game.
  7. Grand Finals will have 4 Quarters of 10mins per game in full clock mode. There will be a 24-second shot clock rule on the entire game.
    Two timeouts each qtr. Clock stops on timeouts.

Misconduct and Technical Count

  1. Protecting the players and everyone on the court is the priority of the league. Technical Count (TC) are like demerit points & it refers to the number of misconduct and unacceptable actions of a player within the season. Technical fouls  & game-related technical calls are not part of TC.
  2. Some of the actions that will be considered for TC – inflicting physical harm,  involvement in a fight, disrespectful behaviours towards anyone in the league including fans, etc.
  3. Player TCs are accumulated within the season. For 5 Technical Counts – season suspension & 3 TCs game suspension (next game).
  4. There are no warnings for grave misconduct. IF you throw a punch, start or engage in a brawl, intentionally show you want to hurt anyone, you could be suspended in Liga Australia, partner leagues and all the MBL Leagues for your behaviour.
  5. The League will collaborate and investigate matters with the league officials for issues concerning players.
  6. The League has the right to choose who can play in the league as part of the screening process.
  7. By joining our league, you agree that our footage/photos or any media could be used as evidence for a situation that requires the league to submit necessary material to support legal claims.
  8. Player/s are accountable for any damage that they will directly cause to the venue.

Injuries & medical emergencies

  1. MBL doesn’t include insurance fees on registration fees, thus we only help in giving players first-aid in case of an injury.
  2. Calling emergency 000 in case of an emergency will be on a player’s behalf.
  3. MBL has some crew who are Registered Nurses around and the league has a first-aid kit on hand.

Refunds and Cancellation

  1. A player cannot ask for a refund for their uniforms once it has been done as they have their number and surnames on it.
  2. We don’t give refunds to players/teams once they have played a game of the season.
  3. It may take 14 days for a refund to complete to a nominated bank account.