PBA TO SETTLE PLANS IN STAGING COMMISSIONER’S, GOVERNOR’S CUP FOR 46TH SEASON
With the uncertainties on how the pandemic will unfold, PBA is on-the-fence on staging the regular three-conference for its 46th season.
Despite being open to holding the import-laced Commissioner’s and Governor’s Cup, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said it will be dependent on the situation in the coming months.
“As of now, doon muna tayo sa Philippine Cup tapos tingnan natin kung puwede na ‘yung imports sa susunod na season,” said Marcial.
Vaccine availability is among the important factors being eyed by Marcial whether teams can field imports this upcoming season.
“Kung may vaccine, wala tayong problema. Kung walang vaccine, papaano? Paano ‘yung isolation, quarantine nila? Paano kapag magpapalit ng import. Kapag i-quarantine mo, baka tapos na ‘yung liga natin. May mga ganung aspects,” said Marcial.
“Tingnan natin kung paano. As of now, hindi ko pa masasagot kasi hindi pa talaga natin alam ang sitwasyon sa panahon na ‘yun.”
In the concluded PBA 2020 season which held a lone All-Filipino Conference due to the restriction from the coronavirus scare, plays from imports such as Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra and Allen Durham of Meralco were missed by the league fans.
As of now, the 46th season of PBA is slated on April 9 with the Philippine Cup Conference commencing the season.