Basketball The PNG Men’s Basketball League will be holding its board meeting at the Taurama Aquatic Center today. A board member said they will discussing various agenda that were raised in their first meeting a few weeks earlier. With the pre-season games over, the PMBL is expecting a brighter season this year after the appointment of its new board. The PMBL has lifted the standard of basketball in the country; also contributing to the men’s national representative team has set a new vision and drive that will surely contribute to a successful season. The board also confirmed that there are six teams participating, including a youth development side. The inclusion of a youth development side at the elite level has also raised a few eyebrows with some suggesting that the youth should be restricted to competing at the local associations such as the National Capital District Basketball League. “Players have been in training for the past few months and we cannot prolong the competition. Therefore, the board meeting is important for all to attend and iron out outstanding agendas which should see the appointment of a new commissioner to get the ball rolling for the games to start,” said a board representative. Technical director Sleeve Mohu said his referees and bench officials were prepared but awaiting the outcome of the board’s decision.