FILE – PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial during a meeting at the League Office in Quezon City, REQUEST PHOTO / TRISTAN TAMAYO
MANILA, Philippines – The PBA will address the future of the league, with the country still struggling with restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the Board of Governors and the Management Committee will meet for a video conference on Saturday to discuss the league's next steps, including the possible cancellation of the rest of its 45th season.
The league has been banned since March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and major sporting events are unlikely to prevail for the rest of the year.
One of the most important issues to be discussed is that the guidelines for player salaries should be canceled.
However, Marcial said that players still receive reasonable wages even during the break.
"From now on, everyone will still get their salaries, even though the game is interrupted," Marcial said in a phone call to Inquirer in English.
"However, we will still set guidelines as there are still opportunities [that the season will be cancelled] so I can't say for sure at the moment."
The 2020 season was only one game day old and that was the opening game of the Philippine Cup between San Miguel and Magnolia.
"We will discuss our future and everything will be discussed in this meeting," said Marcial.
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