MBPL EYES MOA ARENA AS A PROSPECT VENUE FOR A POCKET TOURNAMENT
MBPL is set to conduct a pocket tournament on December 11 to 21 with Mall of Asia Arena as its prospect venue.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and risks, the most awaited MBPL will now return with a tournament headed by Chooks-to-Go and supervised by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB).
“Hopefully today, ma-confirm namin ‘yung venue which is MOA Arena for the December 11 opening,” said Duremdes during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday.
MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes shared that the MPBL Invitationals will see action with 22 teams to be bracketed under four groups for the Fiba-style tournament that will span for just 10 days.
Duremdes added that the MPBL is in the process of licensing all personnel involved.
While the event requires a lot of processing including securing a clearance from the local government, the MPBL prioritizes health restrictions.
The tournament will be a closed-circuit system where personnel’s movement will be restricted to home, venue, and back to home.
Duremdes also assured that he will be monitoring the tournament.
“Fiba will be watching this. Titignan nila kung paano tayo magpapatakbo. We are also under GAB now. May close monitoring and guidance,” said Duremdes.