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    PBA cancels games indefinitely as precaution over virus threat

    Mar 11, 2020
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    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.

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      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.'


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      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.

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      The league added it is its paramount duty and responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the fans, players, teams, officials and staff.

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