Winnipeg PH Basketball Assn opens season again
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – After nearly two years of pandemic hibernation, competing teams in Winnipeg’s Philippine Basketball Association tipped off its 2021 season on Sunday, Nov. 7.
This year’s season will take require more time between games to sanitize everything before the next teams come in to play, Manny Aranez, founder of the association, told CBC’s Weekend Morning Show host Marjorie Dowhos.
The league also had to trim the number of competing teams – from the usual 114 down to 85. “It breaks my heart,” Aranez said.
Players over 18 now have to provide proof of vaccination when they come in.
Aranez hopes conditions will improve enough to accept more teams next year.