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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, August 13, 2020
Asia World Cup qualifiers postponed

Asia's upcoming qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup football have been postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said yesterday.

No new dates were announced for the games, which were due to take place over four match days around the region in October and November.

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation said the matches were postponed "with the aim of protecting the health and safety of all participants".

PBA pushing 3x3 tournament

Determined to launch a stand-alone 3x3 tourney notwithstanding the pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association has formed a body tasked specifically to oversee this project envisioned to help the country crack the 3x3 event in the Olympics.

The PBA board of governors, in a recent meeting, named Alaska Milk's Dickie Bachmann as chairman of the committee also made up of NorthPort's Erick Arejola, Phoenix's Atty. Raymond Zorrilla, PBA technical official Joey Guanio and PBA great Ronnie Magsanoc, representing the SamahangBasketbolngPilipinas.

"They will form the system, policy, guidelines, format and everything about the tourney. They will make the finer details and complete the action plan," said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.

 


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