PBA summons Aguilar, Wong for potential violation of quarantine rules

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 02 2020 03:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed on Thursday that he has summoned Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine draftee Adrian Wong, for potentially violating quarantine rules.

This, after videos surfaced on social media of the two taking part in scrimmages along with other high-profile players -- including another PBA draftee Isaac Go and Japan-bound star Thirdy Ravena.

"Hindi ko pa masyadong nakikita ('yung mga video)," Marcial told ABS-CBN News.

"Titingnan ko muna, kakausapin ko muna sila," he added.

The two players are expected to meet with Marcial on Monday at the Commissioner's Office. Marcial has already talked to Go as well.

"Napagsabihan ko na rin," he said of Go.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Under the guidelines of the general community quarantine, five-a-side games of basketball are still not allowed to take place.

There are also photos of the players not practicing social distancing. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Marcial was non-committal when asked what possible sanctions the PBA players face, saying he will first hear their side of the story.

The PBA has submitted a set of protocols to the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Department of Health on how teams can go about their return to practices last month.

The strict guidelines disallows any scrimmages or group training sessions. Only four players are allowed in each practice session, with one trainer and one health officer.

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