PBA may relax requirements for 2020 Draft

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jun 23, 2020 01:28 PM
PBA may relax requirements for 2020 Draft
Should things go well, including the Draft, 2020 applicants may be subject to a more lax set of requirements. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

2020 wasn't the milestone year the PBA hoped for.

Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the league has been shut down for over three months now as of this writing.

The All-Star Game has been scrapped and at the very least, the PBA is now only hoping to finish the 2020 Philippine Cup.

Before the shut down, the All-Filipino conference managed to only play one game.

But with a little over six months to go in 2020, the PBA is hoping for some sort of new normal, including holding its annual Draft at around the same time as last year.

"If we have our Philippine Cup in a few months, we'll have the Draft by December 2020," Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro said during a recent PSA forum.

The plan hinges on the possible PBA restart, with the PBA Board set to hold a crucial meeting in August to decide whether or not the league will play again this year.

Should things go well, including the Draft, 2020 applicants may be subject to a more lax set of requirements.

The PBA requires applicants to spend time in the D-League, but with no games played this season, that will certainly be taken into consideration.

"It will be up for discussion sa Board," Castro said about the Draft.

"But our recommendation sa operations, most likely that will happen na we might loosen up the requirements," he added.

 

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