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SBP taking safe approach as 2023 World Cup planning continues

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Even the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not stopping the hardworking men and women of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Despite the lockdown keeping them in the comforts of their home, officials from the federation have been constantly meeting with their Japanese and Indonesian counterparts in preparation for the tri-hosted 2023 FIBA World Cup.

“Video conferences are held between SBP and FIBA/FIBA Asia/stakeholders such as Playing Venues/Hotels/Event Suppliers on various programs and projects, including but not limited to preparations for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup,” the SBP’s statement read.

On the other hand, with the SBP still suspending its on-ground activities, games, events, and clinics, the Coaches Commission head by Jong Uichico is looking at ways of shifting their events to a digital platform.

Besides this, the SBP is in constant communication with the federation’s regional directors as they formulate steps to giving an assist to day-to-day game officials greatly affected by the pandemic.

Working under the guidelines set by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the SBP is also looking at hosting an NBA 2K tournament to cope with the times.

All of this are being done as the SBP is taking a “better safe than sorry” approach in all of its activities.

“The work for the benefit of Philippine basketball is non-stop, even during these challenging times brought about by COVID-19.”

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