In a shocking turn of events, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) announced that all games will be postponed until new safety guidelines are set.
The PBA revealed the shocking news earlier this afternoon via its official twitter page.
According to the statement made by the top basketball league in the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Technical Working group along with the Department of Health (DOH) Advisory Group of Experts recommended the decision to ensure the safety of the players, coaches, staff and other personnel that are inside the bubble.
1/3 BREAKING:— PBA (@pbaconnect) October 30, 2020
In compliance with the recommendation of the IATF-EID Technical Working Group and the DOH Advisory Group of Experts and to ensure the integrity and safety of the PBA Bubble…
2/3— PBA (@pbaconnect) October 30, 2020
…the league is postponing the games starting TODAY, October 30 until the new protocols proposed by the IATF and DOH are out in place.
3/3— PBA (@pbaconnect) October 30, 2020
The PBA would like to thank the IATF, DOH and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for their continuous support and guidance.
All games will be postponed starting today until the IATF and the DOH come up with new safety guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the PBA Bubble located at Pampanga.
The PBA has been plagued with “false positives” recently starting with the game official who had the symptoms of the Covid-19.
It was the followed by a player from the Blackwater team but like the referee, both of them tested negative.
Since then, all games of the Elite have been postponed to avoid the possible infection of other players.
There less than two weeks of playing days left in the PBA schedule before the start of the PBA Playoffs.