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PBA postpones games starting Friday 'in compliance with IATF recommendation'

The PBA said Friday that it has temporarily suspended games in the 2020 Philippine Cup. After the shelving of Friday's twinbill, Saturday's triple-header has also been postponed.

In an announcement, the league said it will comply with the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to postpone games until the latest protocols have been laid out.

"In compliance with the recommendation of the IATF-EID Technical Working Group and the DOH Advisory Group of Experts and to ensure the integrity and safety of the PBA Bubble, the league is postponing the games starting TODAY, October 30 until the new protocols proposed by the IATF and DOH are out in place," the PBA said on its social media accounts.

"The PBA would like to thank the IATF, DOH and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for their continuous support and guidance."

For the Friday games, NorthPort and Magnolia were scheduled to tip-off at 4 p.m., while the San Miguel-Barangay Ginebra was supposed to follow at 6:45 p.m.

The tournament's first triple-header scheduled for Saturday has also been postponed. Blackwater was supposed to face Terrafirma at 1:30 p.m., Meralco and TNT were scheduled to meet at 4:00 p.m., and Rain or Shine was tipped to play Phoenix in the night cap at 6:45 p.m.

The league has yet to announce plans for Sunday's games, which features NorthPort vs. San Miguel and Ginebra vs. Alaska.