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PBA postpones bubble games

San Miguel was supposed to play Ginebra on Friday night, but the game, along with the rest of the season, has been called off. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--PBA fans will have to wait for quite some time before getting to watch the league action unfold again.

The league announced on Friday that it is postponing its ongoing bubble season in Angeles to gear up for newer COVID-19 measures.

"In compliance with the recommendation of the IATF-EID Technical Working Group and the DOH Advisory Group of Experts and to ensure the integrity and safety of the PBA Bubble, the league is postponing the games starting today, October 30 until the new protocols proposed by the IATF and DOH are out in place," the league said in a statement.

The postponement came at the aftermath of two suspected COVID-19 cases last week, a referee and a Blackwater player, which later turned out to be "false positives".

Initially, the Elite's Saturday game against the Terrafirma Dyip was the only one called off until the PBA ultimately decided to halt the season as well for now.

A marquee showdown between San Miguel and Ginebra was scheduled to be the main attraction of a Friday doubleheader at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center, succeeding the curtain raiser between NorthPort and Magnolia.

The schedule for the rest of the season will be released once the new protocols are now implemented.

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