The Philippine Basketball Association has called off all scheduled games this week until it hears from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) allowing the league to continue its tournament.
The league has already sent a letter to GAB on Monday and hopes to get a reply within a few days.
Besides the GAB, the PBA also needs the approval of Local Government Units (LGUs) allowing it to hold the games.
Should the GAB allow the PBA to go ahead, a nod from the LGUs are still needed before it could conduct the games.
Metro Manila has been placed under Alert Level 3 following the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases just after Christmas.
Before the latest surge of COVID-19 cases, the PBA has already been allowed a 50% percent capacity crowd at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Its Christmas Day double header that featured games between NLEX and Phoenix and Ginebra vs. Magnolia drew a crowd of 4,843.
Postponed games for this week are: Magnolia vs. Blackwater and Alaska vs. Meralco on January 5; NorthPort vs. TNT and Rain or Shine vs. NLEX on January 6; Blackwater vs. Brgy. Ginebra and Meralco vs. Magnolia on January 7; Terrafirma vs. Alaska and San Miguel vs. Phoenix Super LPG on January 8; and NorthPort vs. Meralco and Magnolia vs. TNT on January 9.