The Philippine Basketball Association has decided to cancel its 45th year anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
That announcement came from the league’s commissioner, Willie Marcial.
“Sayang ang dami na nating nakalatag na programa tsaka mga pakulo dahil nga 45th year ng PBA,” said Marcial.
Asia’s first professional basketball league prioritized the welfare of all of the individuals who are directly and indirectly involved in their operation.
“Siyempre pinaka-mahalaga pa rin yung welfare ng mga players, officials, employees, media, at siyempre lalo na yung mga fans, yung kapakanan nila ang mahalaga,” Marcial said.
On Easter Sunday (April 12) PBA supposed to stage a doubleheader match between the Columbian Dyip versus the Blackwater Elite and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel against the San Miguel Beermen at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Ganun talaga sabi nga nila accept the cards that’s dealt to you,” said Marcial.