THE Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has implemented a one-strike policy for anyone involved in the Alcantara bubble as the league gets set to kick off the Visayas leg on April 9 at the Alcantara Civic Center.
League COO Rocky Chan announced during the virtual press conference on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, that any person -- be it a player, coach or team personnel -- who violates the prescribed protocols will be immediately kicked out of the tournament. The team will also be slapped with a P50,000 fine.
“Nakakalungkot but we have to implement something stiff and strict,” said Chan. “Teams have spent too much to prepare and form good teams. Fortunately, teams are cooperating and trying their very best to abide by the protocols.”
Chan added that they are prepared for any contingency, including the possibility that a player might test positive for Covid-19.
“The isolation facilities of the local LGU are prepared and safety measures are in place to make sure everyone is safe,” said Chan. “Each team has a safety officer and there’s a daily health checklist for each individual.”
With regards to the issue involving the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s ruling on player classification, Chan said they are just going to stick to the principles on which they built the league on.
“What we wanted was to generate jobs for everyone. Simple as that,” said Chan. “We’re looking at the bigger picture. Between the seven teams here in the Visayas and the nine in Mindanao, we’re able to generate around 500 jobs.” (JNP)