Superliga: Fans’ day postponed; Grand Prix opening could be reset


Posted at Feb 14 2020 06:08 PM

Heeding the government’s health advisory, the Philippine Superliga has postponed its fans' day set supposedly on Sunday, following the global outbreak of COVID-19.

PSL president Philip Ella Juico on Friday said the safety and welfare of the athletes, coaches and spectators are the primary concern.

The event was initially scheduled at the activity center of Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila to a latter date.

All eight competing teams were set to show up in the kickoff activity for the new season of the PSL starting with the reinforced Grand Prix on February 22.

Reigning champion Petron and other contenders such as Cignal, Chery Tiggo, F2 Logistics and Generika-Ayala were to give fans a preview of their respective rosters.

New-look Sta. Lucia, PLDT Home Fibr and Marinerang Pilipina were also to reveal new recruits.

The PSL is not the only league that had to adjust because of the viral outbreak. 

The NCAA and UAAP hit the pause button on their respective tourneys while the PBA deferred the opening of its 45th season from March 1 to March 8.

Juico’s federation, the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association, was also affected as the International Amateur Athletics Federation scrapped the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China.

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