The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is now studying the idea of a “bubble” set up to resume its 45th season.
“Di ba ‘yung NBA din has strict protocols. Almost everyday tine-test sila. We have to take a look at it seriously also,” said Vargas.
“We will have to take in our own financials kung pwede sagutin ng PBA or if it will be shared by the teams. These are important issues to be discussed,” he added.
PBA eyes putting up ‘bubble’ in QC, Calamba or Clark
The PBA plans to conduct team scrimmages by September and targets to restart games by October.
“Sana makalaro tayo by October, kaya ko hanggang second week ng October,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial. “Pero kasi dapat may practice ka pa ng isang buwan. Sana maka-practice tayo ng [August] 18, tapos by September, maka-scrimmage pa tayo nang kaunti, okay pa tayo.”
“‘Yung game hindi talaga maililipat sa ibang lugar ‘yun. Baka ‘yung ibang teams, mag-ano ng practices sa ibang lugar, di natin alam. Tingnan natin kung anong proposal ng teams,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) also delayed its training when Metro Manila and nearby provinces revert to modified general community quarantine.
“PFF exhorts everyone to observe best practices in combating COVID-19, cooperate with local and national authorities, and be safe and healthy during the on-going state of public health emergency in the country,” the PFF said in its website.