Guiao urges PBA to be "proactive" and push for own return

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 09, 2020 03:33 PM
Guiao urges PBA to be
"We have to start pushing for our own resumption." — NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

The PBA might as well be the first sports league to return in the Philippines following the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the past few months, the PBA has been active when it comes to creating health protocols to make a 2020 return possible.

Just recently, the league received approval to have teams practice.

Naturally, the next phase would be plotting when the games actually return. The PBA will have a meeting with coaches and team managers Friday.

A more pivotal PBA Board meeting will come next month.

"Dalawa lang ang choice natin, maghintay tayo ng vaccine na di natin alam kung kailan dadating o gumawa tayo ng paraan," NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said.

"While there's still no vaccine, let's try something. It's feasible when we make it feasible," he added.

Guiao, who has dabbled into politics in the past, says that the PBA should come up with its own ways to return.

The league can't put all its hopes of a return on the Philippine government according to Coach Yeng.

"We have to look for own solution and be proactive. We're the least of problems by the government. Ang dami nilang problema kung sila ang iintayin natin. We have to start pushing for our own resumption," he said.

"The government will always be conservative, they don't want to be blamed. So if nobody moves, walang mangyayari," Guiao added.

 

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