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ABL reschedules March games due to coronavirus outbreak

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:14 PM February 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—Asean Basketball League has rescheduled 21 games from March 1 to March 29 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it was announced on Wednesday.

Four of nine of San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ games for  March were affected, including the match against Hong Kong on March 3.

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“The ABL continues to work with all the teams in finding the best solutions to still push through with the games in the most responsible manner possible,” said ABL COO Jericho Ilagan in a press release.

“We are in constant communication regarding the newest updates on restrictions between all countries involved and are working hard in finding the common ground that would be beneficial and amenable to all ten teams.”

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ABL has been playing with a home-and-away format but Ilagan said that they’re also mulling the staging games in neutral venues so as to have a smooth flow in the season.

“We urge the public, including our dear ABL fans, to take all precautionary measures and protect their health.”

The league also postponed some of its games earlier in the month due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here is the full list of rescheduled games for March:

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