Chair­man Var­gas thrilled, ex­cited for fans

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Though re­stricted from en­ter­ing the bub­ble due to his age, PBA chair­man Ricky Var­gas is so thrilled and ex­cited that the pro league would get through with the league bub­ble play in Clark.

He’s ec­static and thank­ful to the govern­ment for the nod on the sea­son restart where the play­ers can pro­vide some en­ter­tain­ment to the na­tion amid the pan­demic.

PBA ac­tion will be back on Oct. 11, hold­ing daily games while ob­serv­ing strict health pro­to­cols, in­clud­ing swab test­ing once ev­ery two weeks.

“Masaya kami we’ll be able to bring back bas­ket­ball which will re­ally be for the fans. That’s our mo­ti­va­tion from the start,” said Var­gas, the main pro­po­nent in the league board of the PBA adopt­ing the NBA model.

“When we talked to the play­ers, we all agreed it’s about time to give back some­thing to the fans. When we talked to TV5, we said let’s make it truly a cov­er­age that will be very en­ter­tain­ing for the fans to watch,” said Var­gas of what he ex­pects to be an event to re­mem­ber.

He’s con­sid­er­ing the com­mit­ment they’ve got from the play­ers in a re­cent meet­ing.

“We’ve done every­thing we can and we’re hop­ing to be suc­cess­ful mov­ing for­ward. Mag­dadasal tayo,” Var­gas said.


PBA chair­man Ricky Var­gas sees the league’s sea­son restart in­side the Clark bub­ble next month as a ‘mile­stone in sports’.

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