PBA: Philippine Cup opening pushed back one week

Paul Lintag on Feb 10, 2020 05:22 PM
PBA: Philippine Cup opening pushed back one week
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Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Philippine Basketball Association will push the opening of its new season back by one week.

The PBA was set to open a 45th season with the 2020 Philippine Cup on March 1 at the Big Dome.

It’s still all systems go for the PBA, only now the season will start on March 8.

“It’s a preventive measure against nCoV. It’s now in place and will be implemented. The safety of our fans, teams, players and officials remain to be our utmost priority,” said PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial.

Despite the change in schedule, all opening-day activities are the same.

The PBA will start with the annual Leo Awards followed by the season’s first game featuring five-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel taking on Magnolia.

The opening of the new PBA D-League season has also been moved from Feb. 13 to March 2.

 

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