PBA teams could all resume training by May 20; Mid-June opening eyed | Inquirer Sports

PBA teams could all resume training by May 20; Mid-June opening eyed

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:35 PM May 12, 2021

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FILE — Members of Barangay Ginebra hit the gym for individual training sessions ahead of PBA Bubble last year. —PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines — It seems that things are now starting to look up for the PBA as the league remains hellbent on possibly opening its 46th season in mid-June.

League commissioner Willie Marcial said one PBA team can finally practice as early as Saturday provided everything falls into place.


“Meralco was the first team to get tested. They can actually start training by May 15,” said Marcial in Filipino.


The Bolts are set for a 10-day bubble camp in Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

TNT is also eyeing Ilocos Norte as their practice venue.

Alaska, Blackwater and Phoenix, meanwhile, are looking at Batangas City as their training site.

Holding practices are still prohibited in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal after the areas were placed back under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) from May 1-14.

PBA teams have begun testing last Tuesday while other teams are expected to have undergone testing by Thursday.

If everything goes according to plan, all PBA teams will be practicing by May 20.


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