Dip in infections only way PBA returns, says league chief

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Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial has become a fan of the 6 o’clock news, and not the sports portions of it.

“I’m always waiting to see the numbers [of COVID-19] positive cases,” the PBA chief told the Inquirer over the phone on Wednesday, saying the decline of those testing positive for the coronavirus around the country will more or less dictate when the Governors’ Cup can restart. “Unless we see a significant dip, we basically cannot do anything about it.”

The conference ground to a halt last Jan. 3 when the government implemented alert level 3 on the metro, pushing the PBA back to early pandemic times.

Crucial month

Realistically, Marcial now sees a restart not coming before the first week of February as he, like the rest of the country, has been left to just wait and see where the latest surge in cases…

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