PBA targets April 9 opening of Season 46

With the lone PBA conference of Season 45 down to its final two weeks, the league is looking at April 9, 2021 as the target date for the upcoming season.

Commissioner Willie Marcial bared the latest development after the Board of Governors convened last Thursday to discuss the league’s next courses of action.

The said date, however, is highly tentative as everything depends on the country’s COVID-19 situation next year.

“Meron na kaming exact date, pero depende pa dun sa vaccine, sa anong klaseng bubble, ekonomiya, venue. So sabi ko kung pwedeng tignan natin by February kung ano ang sitwasyon,” explained Marcial.

“Malaking bagay sa atin ‘yung vaccine. Baka hindi lang matuloy ‘yung PBA na hindi na bubble, baka may makapanood pa sa’tin. Sana magtuloy-tuloy,” he added.

The league plans to run the full three conference format if everything falls into place for an April start.

“Kung April sukat naman tayo hanggang three conferences, pero matatapos na ng January. At wala pa ang FIBA dun kasi kahit ang FIBA, di din nila alam ang schedule nila so di pa natin mapagaralan.”

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