‘Two Bubbles’ Noli Eala urges PBA to think creatively amid coronavirus pandemic
Noli Eala urged PBA to think creative solutions when it comes to staging new tournament formats to kickstart the 46th season in the midst of pandemic.
“The PBA remains the most popular league sa ating bansa. Ang akin lang sanang panalangin para sa PBA, etong pinagdaraanan natin ay hindi ito ordinaryo. Kailangan din, ang thinking, hindi ordinaryo,” Eala said on Radyo5’s Power And Play.
The PBA plans to hold two-conference format this year under a closed-circuit format, both single round-robin tournaments.
However, the former PBA commissioner suggested that the league should steer away from the traditional format and innovate something new that would continue the flow of the season while also taking good care of the players’ mental health.
“Kalimutan na nila ‘yung double round-robin, single round-robin, they have to think out of the box. Hindi puwede ‘yung pareho pa rin ang pananaw. ‘Yun lang naman ang aking take,” Eala said.
“They have to start thinking of different formats para matuloy ang PBA. Maybe separate bubbles, maybe separate LGUs. May mga koponan sa isang LGU. May koponan sa kabila. Tapos paghahaluin mo. Points system.”