PBA commissioner Willie Marcial on Monday has extended the teams’ break from practices in light of the country’s current situation due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Marcial last March 13 barred the teams from practicing for two weeks or until March 27 as a precautionary measure against the virus but it has now decided to extend such until further notice.
A memorandum addressed to all teams was issued Monday, four days before the supposed end of the break.
“In light of the country’s current situation, the Office of the Commissioner is EXTENDING all its member teams’ two-week break from practices, scrimmages and other related activities which was supposed to end March 27 – Friday, until further notice,” Marcial said.
Last March 11 — just three days after the curtains for Season 45 was raised — the league has decided to suspend its games indefinitely due to the health crisis that has affected the world.
The suspension covers the 2020 Philippine Cup as well as the league’s other activities, including the D-League Aspirants’ Cup that opened just last March 2 and the PBA 3X3 inaugurals.
In the memo, Marcial also asked all PBA members to stay at home and follow the guidelines set by the government.
“Declaration no. 929 places the whole country under state of calamity and the nation’s capital under ‘enhanced quarantine’. We ask your full cooperation and compliance and encourage everyone to stay fit and healthy in the confines and safety of their homes,” he said.
“Please continue to follow the guidelines set by our government health workers and standby for updates.”
Baser Amer understands Evan Nelle’s decision to transfer to La Salle
Chot Reyes on son Josh: ‘The things that happened to me, naapektuhan din siya’
Ginebra’s beloved personnel Mang Jun, 67, passes away
Arwind Santos, FEU pay tribute to Tamaraw graduates of 2020
Ateneo commit Yana Bautista, 17, passes away due to COVID-19
At 15, Kielvj stopped school for ML — and has mom’s full support
PVL to stick with ABS-CBN even after non-renewal of franchise
KarlTzy clutch as BREN Esports hailed as MLBB SEA champions
UAAP fetes gen champs, athlete-scholars, honors MVPs, second sem athletes
Chooks-to-Go donates 5,000 pcs of dressed chicken to CESAFI
Barangay Ginebra reunite in SMC HQ, pack PPEs for frontliners
Makati survives Ablaza injury, San Juan to force MPBL North Game Three
- ADMU4 days ago
6-6 Fil-Am Zavier Lucero receives interest from four UAAP schools
- Football5 days ago
PFF, PFL to sanction Global-Makati as team fails to settle unpaid wages
- Mixed Martial Arts3 days ago
As ONE rolls out live events, Team Lakay remains ready
- 2023 FIBA World Cup3 days ago
Chot Reyes on ideal naturalized player: ‘We need a tall guy who can also play outside’