Safety first: Despite facing bigger costs, PBA suspends play indefinitely

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The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) played it safe on Thursday, announcing an indefinite suspension of the Governors’ Cup but pegging February as a crucial month for the season-ending tournament.

The decision, which will see the league face as much as a 15 percent spike in potential losses compared to when it had to shut down its all-Filipino tournament during the pandemic’s first strike in 2020, came as the country faced yet another surge in COVID-19 infections.

“At this time when the infection rate is rising, the risk of continuing with the games … outweigh our financial loss,” PBA chair Ricky Vargas said in a bulletin posted on the league’s website on Thursday.

The Inquirer or Wednesday reported that the league was looking to freeze action because of the rise of infections.

“This is one big sacrifice by the league’s board but you can never disregard…

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