Sunday, October 2, 2022

PBA back to three-conference format for Season 47

FILE PHOTO: PBA Season 45 Opening final March 8, 2020 earlier than the league was shut down by COVID-19. Photograph by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines–Wanting to regain its losses two seasons in the past, the Philippine Basketball Affiliation will reverting to its conventional three-conference setup when its forty seventh season unfurls subsequent month.

A minimum of league chair Ricky Vargas delivered the announcement in a digital press briefing the place he was joined by commissioner Willie Marcial, vice chair Bobby Rosales and new treasurer Raymond Zorilla.

“We’re going back to three conferences. Particulars on that might be mentioned later,” mentioned Vargas, who like Rosales, was just lately re-elected to his put up throughout the league management’s current planning.

The Philippine Cup, the pioneering professional league’s centerpiece event, is pencilled to start on June 5. It’s anticipated to run, barring any hitches, till September 2.

The league will then plunge right into a month-long break to enable the nationwide cage program to faucet into its bevy of aces for the Asian Video games in China.

The Commissioner’s Cup, which hasn’t been performed in two years, will likely be held beginning October 2 whereas the season-ending Governors’ Cup in February 2023, with the league trying to fulfill its commitments with the East Asia Super League someday between these two tournaments.

Additionally being thought-about is an All-Star showcase, which was additionally final performed the season earlier than the worldwide well being disaster struck.



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