Even before its players step back into the practice gyms the PBA already has its next move planned out.
Pro league commissioner Willie Marcial said he intends to push through with a long-delayed plan and write the IATF another letter requesting that PBA teams be allowed to conduct full contact team scrimmages by September.
“Sana payagan din tayo, pero lahat na iyan siguro depende kung nasaan na tayo dito sa (COVID-19) virus,” added Marcial.
“Kung tumataas pa rin ang mga kaso nand’yan pa rin posibilidad na tumaas ulit ang quarantine level. Pero kung steady lang ang number o, mas maganda, bumaba malamang payagan tayo. Sana.”
Metro Manila, where most of the PBA venues and practice gyms are located, was among those areas in the country which eased back to the GCQ level last Wednesday after two weeks in the more restrictive MECQ.
The lowering of the quarantine level meant the PBA players can now proceed with their conditioning and workouts starting Tuesday.