PBA commissioner Willie Marcial remains hopeful PBA Season 45 can be salvaged even in holding just one conference, with the developments around the world, including the sports activities in Taiwan and South Korea and similar plans of resumption of play in the US and in Europe.
“A handful of NBA teams are opening practice facilities, and it could well lead to resumption of the NBA season. Major League Baseball is looking at reopening shop in July. Football in Europe is about to resume. All these make me hopeful we can resume our Season 45,” said Marcial.
The PBA honcho was okay with the government’s decision Tuesday to extend the restrictions in many parts of the country still because of the COVID-19 pandemic, agreeing it’s the right thing to do.
Marcial hopes, though, that these government measures could flatten the curve soon, and subsequently allow the resumption of sports activities, including PBA play.
“The board decision is to wait until August. Medyo matagal pa yon. Hopefully, by that time, medyo okay na, and allowed na ang gathering for a sports event, like the PBA,” he said.