PBA back to two conferences due to COVID-19 outbreak

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Apr 08, 2020 09:55 AM
PBA back to two conferences due to COVID-19 outbreak
In a special online meeting, the PBA Board decided to revert back to a two-conference format, which was last used in the 2009-2010 season. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

The PBA three-conference format is no more, at least for the league's 45th season.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the extension of Luzon's enhanced community quarantine through the rest of April, the PBA has decided to shorten the current season.

In a special online meeting, the PBA Board decided to revert back to a two-conference format, which was last used in the 2009-2010 season. A one-tournament season is still an option as well.

"The leaning of the board right now is two conferences," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said.

"Pero kapag humaba pa ang current situation, baka maging isang conference na lang," he added.

Before the current season was ultimately suspended, the 2020 Philippine Cup went underway, albeit only one game being played.

Aside from the current PBA season coming back sometime soon, the league's 3x3 tournament will also push through.

"As for the 3x3, we'll convene the teams once the PBA tourney has resumed," Marcial said.

"The plan remains the same, magsisimula maglaro ang 3x3 sa mga third week ng PBA season," the Commissioner added.


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