PBA postpones Governors’ Cup indefinitely amid COVID-19 surge

Fans are back at the Big Dome.

Fans nearly fill out the allowed seating areas at the Big Dome, a welcome surprise for the league that was expecting a much lower Wednesday turnout. —PHOTOS COURTESY OF PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—The PBA made a decision to postpone the going 2021-22 Governors’ Cup indefinitely  amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 anew in the country.

The league initially stopped the games, which were set to resume January 5, just for the week but extended the delay further as it was left with no choice after the Philippines, especially Metro Manila, recorded massive spikes in the number of infections after the holiday season.

“It’s always a painful decision to postpone PBA games but at this time, when the infection rate is rising, the risk of continuing with the games for our players, officials and staff far outweigh our financial losses and teams’ increased cost,” said PBA…

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