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PBA likely to decide on Season 45 fate by Sept

July 29, 2020 - Wednesday 10:07 AM by PNA

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MANILA – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) could wait for another month before deciding whether to push through with its 45th season or not.

Initially, the PBA board of governors set a crucial meeting any time next month to make its final decision regarding the postponed season, but with the teams likely to resume practices only in the first week of August, the board may move to decide by September instead.

Commissioner Willie Marcial, however, remains optimistic that the league could return to action amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

"On track pa rin tayo (We are still on track)," Marcial said.

The 12 member clubs are now cleared to train again, although in small batches for now, following the release of the joint administrative order regarding team practices amid the pandemic.

Despite going for another waiting game, the PBA board, as chairman Ricky Vargas said, is bullish that the games would push through again.

"When I was chairing the meeting, the mood was very upbeat and I felt everybody amongst the governors were eager and ready to work, get back to court, and help get the PBA running ASAP (as soon as possible)," Vargas said.

The PBA is looking to resume play by September or October. Ivan Stewart Saldajeno