PBA postpones all games this week

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THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has put on hold all of its scheduled games for this week until it gets a green light from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to continue its Governors’ Cup tournament.

The league has encountered some rough waters once again as its import-laden conference has been left hanging following the government’s decision to place Metro Manila under Alert Level 3 due to the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases over the holiday season.

The league has already sent a letter to GAB on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 and hopes to get a reply within a few days. Besides the GAB, the PBA also needs the approval of local government units (LGUs) for it to hold the games.

Should the GAB allow the PBA to go ahead, a nod from the LGUs are still needed before it could conduct the games.

Before the latest surge of Covid-19 cases, the PBA had already been allowed a 50 percent capacity crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Its Christmas Day double header that featured games between NLEX and Phoenix, and Ginebra and Magnolia, drew a crowd of 4,843.

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