The 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup powered by TM has been green-lit to tip off after every player from each of the 12 teams has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was confirmed by the league's independent medical consultant Dr. Butch Ong, who said, “Of the 58 players tested for COVID 19 on the Chooks to Go 3x3 in Inspire Sports Academy Calamba, since the results were released on October 17, none have returned as confirmed positive."
"The 2020 Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup will therefore commence on October 21 at 1:00 pm,” the physician from the University of the Philippines Science and Society Program added.
The first batch of teams consisting of Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks, Uling Roasters-Butuan City, Bacolod Master Sardines, Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Palayan City Capitals, Big Boss Cement-Porac MSC Green Gorillas, and Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors made their way inside the Inspire Academy in Calamba, Laguna on Wednesday morning.
Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes MLV, Pagadian City-Rocky Sports, Petra Cement-Roxas City ZN Rockies, Sarangani Marlins, and Bicol Paxful 3×3 Pro followed the following day.
The country's first-ever professional 3x3 basketball league that is also endorsed by FIBA 3X3 kicks off on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1 p.m.
The next three legs will be on October 23, 25, and 27 while the Grand Finals, which dangles a whopping P1 million as the top prize, will take place on October 30. (JNP)