Through the sponsorship, 2K Medical will pay for the venue hire of the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre for the remainder of the PMBL season.
PMBL’s Lawrence Lahari, when signing the agreement today, thanked 2K Medical for the partnership.
“2K Medical had joined earlier on during the season as a franchise team but then pulled out, citing referee inconsistency.
“After much debate on the issue and the PMBL recognising the fact that referees needed to be trained, it was resolved that 2K Medical withdraw from being in the competition.
“But as the saying goes, ‘sometimes we have to take one step back to advance two steps forward’.”
Lahari said he believed the relationship with 2K was the start to a more fruitful partnership in the seasons to come.
Ferdinand Asuncion said 2K Medical was proud to be associated with the PMBL.
“Not only do we provide medical expertise to Port Moresby but we want to be seen also as assisting in the community, and one partnership like this with the PMBL is very important.
“The PMBL 2017 season will now be called the PMBL-2K Basketball Challenge 2017,” said Asuncion.
On top of the venue hire payment, 2K medical will also award K5,000 to the winner of the PMBL competition.
The winner will then play 2K in an exhibition match where, if the champion PMBL team beats 2K Medical, a further K15,000 will be awarded.