In a statement made on August 3, 2021, the PBA has announced that they are suspending games for now.

Their full statement reads as below:

“THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is temporarily suspending its Philippine Cup games starting August 4 – Wednesday in support of the government’s directive in addressing the unwanted rise of COVID-19 Delta variant infections, and its announcement of placing the National Capital Region (NCR) under GCQ with heightened and additional restrictions from July 30 to August 5.

The league is waiting for the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF EID) decision regarding its request to temporarily transfer and continue its games in Lipa, Batangas as NCR will be under ECQ, the strictest quarantine status, from August 6 to 20.”

PBA official website

This news comes as a big blow to fans, who had started enjoying the games again. However, looking at the big picture, it’s understandable as the country continues its battle against the fast-spreading Delta variant of COVID-19.