PSL susunod sa protocols
Russell Cadayona (Pang-masa) - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Susunod ang Philippine Superliga (PSL) sa health at safety protocols na ipapatupad ng Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) para sa kanilang pagbabalik-ensayo.

Ayon kay PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico, handa silang maglatag ng mga protocols sa gitna ng kinakaharap na coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic ng bansa.

“We follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, we follow the guidelines that the DOH (Department of Health) formulated which is also an adaptation of what the WHO says,” ani Juico kahapon.

Isa ang PSL sa mga semi-professional leagues na hindi pa pinapayagan ng IATF-EID na magbalik sa training at conditioning sa mga General Community Quarantine (GCQ) areas.

Nauna nang pinayagan ang Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) at Philippine Football League (PFL).

Bukod sa PSL, ang iba pang humihingi ng basbas ng IATF-EID para makabalik sa training at conditioning ay ang Philippine Volleyball League (PVL) at Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

“Things like before you enter the court you must have a some sort of medical certificate, you must wash your hands, basically all of these things,” sabi ni Juico sa inihanda nilang protocols. “We are even going to choose a venue in accordance with the IATF specification that it will have natural ventilation. So we are staying away from gyms that are air-conditioned.”

Iginiit din ni Juico na hindi sila dapat ikunside-rang professional league ng Games and Amusements Board (GAB). “You define a professional as somebody who exercises his profession full-time. In our case, we have a number of teams who have students in their line-up,” ani Juico. “The bench of volleyball teams were very shallow, we said we should recruit college students. In fact we have a rule sa PSL that allows teams to recruit a maximum of four students per team.”

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