PBA postpones games until latest Covid-19 surge dies down

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THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has decided to postpone all of its games until the latest surge of Covid-19 cases dies down.

The announcement comes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office, which got the approval of the PBA Board of Governors during a special meeting that was held on Wednesday. The league wants to help curb the spread of the virus and to contribute to arresting the alarming rate of infection. The temporary pause will also give time for everyone to heal and prepare for the Governors’ Cup resumption.

The PBA has also suspended all team scrimmages even though the government allows them to be held in Level 2 areas.

Further, the league has reduced the number of individuals participating in team individual workouts from 10 to seven. Now, only four players will be allowed to train with one coach, one safety officer and one staff member.

“Everyone’s health and safety is what’s important. We can’t put the people under our care at risk,” league commissioner Willie Marcial said.

The league has already announced the postponement of this week’s games while the Games and Amusements Board, in an announcement Tuesday, Jan. 4 has allowed pro leagues to resume in a “bubble setup.”

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