Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

PBA hopes IATF allows players to hold indiv sessions in NCR-plus

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial will seek clearance from authorities to allow member teams to hold per-batch workouts in Metro Manila. 

This comes after Malacañang announced on Monday that the capital and the nearby provinces of Bulacan Cavite, Rizal, and Laguna will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions.

That means scrimmages remain prohibited in the aforementioned areas collectively known as the NCR Plus Bubble.

The fourth-year league chief will communicate with Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mitra for the Joint Administrative Order. The GAB is a signatory together with the Department of Health and the Philippine Sports Commission.

“So kahit ‘yung individual training na lang muna,” Marcial told the league’s official website. He referred to the same setup teams used last February until the re-imposition of stricter lockdown measures in NCR Plus paused such.

“It would be an option for the ball clubs if they don’t want to travel outside NCR every day for their training.”

Since NCR Plus’ return under heightened GCQ last May 15, all 12 ball clubs have gone outside the region to conduct full practices.

Nine teams are all training in Batangas under the closed-circuit concept, which follows the home-gym-home routine. These include Alaska, Ginebra, Blackwater, NorthPort, Terrafirma, Rain or Shine, San Miguel, Magnolia, and Phoenix.

Meralco, TNT, and NLEX, meanwhile, went up north. The Bolts and the Tropang Giga were in Ilocos Norte; meanwhile, the Road Warriors went to Pampanga.

The first PBA team to return to practice, Meralco had just wrapped up its Laoag training camp last May 30 and was looking forward to resume in Metro Manila. But it may have to rethink its plans, given the heightened GCQ extension.

#ReadMore  REPORTS: CJ Perez headed to San Miguel
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Kai Sotto has only been with Gilas Pilipinas for a couple of days. After clearing quarantine protocols, Sotto, who says that he is still...

AU

San Beda’s Alfritz Arevalo was the first-ever recipient of an NCAA Season 96 gold medal after ruling the men’s standard poomsae event, Monday afternoon....

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Jordan Heading did not expect a call up from Gilas Pilipinas just three months after being drafted in the 2021 PBA Draft. According to...

Cycling

Nino Surban and Ariana Dormitorio raced to expected victories and displayed strong potentials as competitive cycling emphatically returned over the weekend in the PhilCycling...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin has always been hesitant when asked about when the national team will hire a full-time head coach in...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Gilas Pilipinas and foreign basketball teams have started to arrive in Clark, Pampanga for the final window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. ...

AU

There’s no stopping the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the Philippines from putting on a show to open its unique 96th season. In an...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Japan’s biggest stars will not take part in the Clark window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe will...

Advertisement