Players support planned PBA restart

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jun 24, 2020 10:01 AM
Players support planned PBA restart
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For the first time in months, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial finally met some players face-to-face Tuesday.

Marcial called for two representatives each from the 12 PBA teams for a general meeting, discussing everything from their quarantine life to taking their pulse regarding the planned league comeback.

The players present were all in agreement that they will take the court if the PBA comes back later this year.

Earlier this month, the league started dialogue with the IATF to get clearance regarding player workouts.

The PBA plans to start having players in small batches train before actual team practices resume.

In seeking goverment approval and to help ensure team safety, the PBA health protocols are all under a "no test, no practice" policy.

Pending IATF response, the PBA Board is also in line for a crucial meeting by August to decide if the league will continue with the stalled 2020 Philippine Cup or shut down the 45th season altogether.

So far, more than half of the 12 PBA teams have confirmed to take the COVID-19 test. No one has tested positive.


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