PBA now ‘letting players play’

first_imgUnification bout: Joshua won’t take Parker’s drug-cheat bait Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Now, we’re letting the players play, provided they play within the rules,” said technical director Eric Castro.READ: Mamaril says ‘physicality’ in Aces-B.Pier series an ‘acting job’Castro cleared the PBA is not going back to the days when they it incorporated the no-harm, no-foul rule.“We’re not going back to that. We’re just trying to incorporate everything that works,” said Castro. “Like I told the players, we’re going to let you play because that’s what the fans want, but we’re not going to allow you to hurt each other.”“Basketball is a physical game and players will bang bodies but what we don’t want is for them to hurt one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “One of the things we told the referees is to be firm when they make calls especially when they’re sure of it to keep them from reviewing plays too often,” Marcial said in Filipino during the PSA Forum Wednesday at Tapa King Farmers Market at Araneta Center in Cubao.READ: ‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community serviceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAmong the ways to keep the games going are resumptions after a dead ball are quicker and so are player substitutions.As far as the officiating goes, the players are given more room to operate. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBA Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial said the league has now become lenient when it comes to the physicality during games.Apart from that, Marcial said games are also played at a faster rate since he filled in as interim commissioner following the resignation of Chito Narvasa last month.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img

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