PBA’s eyes are back to the old schedule

Willie Marshall - Investigative file photo

Willie Marshall – Investigative file photo

Willie Marshall - Investigative file photo

Willie Marshall – Investigative file photo

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is seeking to reschedule its upcoming 47th season following the postponement of this year’s Asian Games.

“We want to get things back to normal,” PBA Commissioner Willie Marshall told Inquirer on Friday.

“Since the 2023 Asian Games have been postponed, we feel there is no need to wait until the Commissioner’s Cup starts,” he added.

To give the national team time to prepare for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, the Progressive Pro League originally wanted to take a month-long break after the Philippine Cup ended on September 2.

But an increase in coronavirus cases has prompted the Chinese government to scrub the continental summit and reschedule it for next year.

Traditionally, the PBA waits just two weeks before moving on to the next tournament. Marcel asked for two import-less showcases this season, to mark an exact date for the first of the Commissioner’s Cup. He said more information will be available by May 30 during the kickoff pressure of the league season at the Conrad Hotel in Pass City.

“Which teams are playing in the opening [in June 5]The full list of the team and other information will be known by then, ”he said.

The PBA is looking to mount a full, three-conference season for the first time in two years and expects health protocols to remain the same.

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