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    PBA holds dialogue with players in crucial step before bubble season

    Sep 14, 2020
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    BEFORE meeting with the board of governors again, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will have a dialogue with player representatives from each team to hear their side on the league’s plan to hold a bubble season.

    Marcial said the players’ meeting will be held on Wednesday, a day before another board meeting that will decide what kind of bubble the league will mount.

    “Mahalaga ang input nila especially they're the ones [who are] going to play and entertain the PBA fans,” said Marcial as quoted in the league’s website.

    Twenty-four players are expected to appear before the commissioner including LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra, Marc Pingris of Magnolia, Jayson Castro of TNT, Chris Ross of San Miguel, Sean Anthony of NorthPort, CJ Perez of Terra Firma, Asi Taulava of NLEX, Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine, Mac Belo of Blackwater, Matthew Wright of Phoenix, Vic Manuel of Alaska, and Reynel Hugnatan of Meralco.

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    The league also consulted with the players before the PBA resumed training by batches as health restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic were eased.

    The PBA is now in the planning stage of resuming the 2020 season, with league officials looking to determine whether it will play in a bubble similar to the NBA or closer to something mounted by Major League Baseball (MLB).

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      On Friday, the PBA held a board meeting with the governors trimming the potential sites of a bubble to three. Marcial declined to disclose details of the finalists.

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