Basketball, football club team practices to return after IATF approval
Basketball and football practices may now resume after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 allowed it Friday, July 3.
The news also comes after both the PBA and Philippine Football Federation drafted proposal plans on how professional leagues shall return.
JUST IN: Practice and conditioning of basketball and football teams now allowed as the IATF approve the request of PBA and other football clubs, presidential spokesman Harry Roque announces. | @DJEsguerraINQ pic.twitter.com/NDR3z2nx5G
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) July 3, 2020
The PBA has been suspended since March following the nationwide lockdown. The league managed to play only one game entering its season.
The Philippines Football League meanwhile is still basing its decisions on the government’s next steps.
The PFF has already suspended key youth competitions while the Azkals’ next matches for the FIFA World Cup qualification will be held in October.
Elsewhere, the NBA is going to return to action on July 30. European football leagues have already resumed.
Bayern Munich and Liverpool have won the German Bundesliga and English Premier League, respectively.