With the sudden end of the season due to a pandemic that has brought the sports world to a standstill, foreign players who were supposed to light up the Grand Prix of the Philippine Super League (PSL-GP) have started packing their bags.
One of them is Chery Tiggo's powerful and productive import Tatjana Bokan, who leaves for her home country of Montegro within a week.
And for this reason, the 6-foot-1 batswoman feels that she has not yet completed her business in the country.
Her time in the Philippines, shortened by the plague of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bokan told her 16,000 followers on Instagram that "it is not over".
She also used hashtags #tobecontinued and #temporary, referring to her eagerly awaited showdowns with other imports in the Grand Prix.
Crossovers team owner Rommel Sytin said Bokan was on its way home, although she was ready to stay had the league not announced on Tuesday to cancel the conference altogether – much like the fate of numerous athlete events all over the place World.
Within a few days of the PSL's decision, Maeva Orle from PLDT, Hana Cutura from Marinera and Kath Bell from Petron, according to PSL operations manager Ariel Paredes from Manila, flew.
Paredes said that all five of the remaining imports have already booked their flights home.
Interestingly, the first three, who were all left in a duel against Bokan before the conference, were stopped after only four match days.
Orle threw 50 points for the Fibr Hitters in the game in which Bokan fired 32 points for the Crossovers victory.
Cutura also engaged Bokan in a gun battle and scored 36 points for the Lady Skippers, who were still falling in the face of Bokan's 32-point effort.
Bell, the former best spiker, got one over Bokan when she led the Blaze Spikers to victory and scored 20 points against the Montenegrin 21.
PSL, along with the rest of the sports world, tore up its calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic. League officials said they would monitor the situation in hopes of resuming them by October.
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