THE safety of its fans its foremost concern, the PBA has postponed Philippine Cup games indefinitely due to the rising confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The decision was made by the entire PBA board in consultation with Commissioner Willie Marcial in an emergency meeting on Tuesday night.
As it is, the scheduled doubleheader between NorthPort and NLEX and Tnt Katropa against Phoenix at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday will not push through.
The league held a press conference at the PBA office in Libis to formally announce it is suspending operations and assessing the situation 'on a day-to-day basis.'
Also shelved are PBA D-League Aspirant Cup games and the inaugural PBA 3x3 tournament until further notice.
Called off as well was the first out-of-town game this season between Barangay Ginebra and Blackwater set on Saturday in Balanga, Bataan.
The league will assess the situation on a day to day basis guided by the parameters set by the Department of Health and World Health Organization.
The league added it is its paramount duty and responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the fans, players, teams, officials and staff.