The PBA cancelled its opening ceremonies for the 41st season scheduled on Sunday due to typhoon Lando.
The festivities slated for Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum, which includes the opening game of the Philippine Cup between Rain or Shine and Star, will instead be re-scheduled to Wednesday, the league announced.
“The PBA decided to postpone today’s opening due to bad weather. Instead, we shall have the formal opening on Wednesday with the same game to be played. The safety of our people is our priority. Thank you,” the PBA wrote in a statement.
Lando already made its landfall on Sunday in Aurora where storm signal No.4 is now raised.
Metro Manila is now in signal No.2 as the typhoon brings torrential rains to affected provinces.
The opening ceremonies will be moved to the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday at 5 p.m., while he Rain or Shine-Star tiff will be played at 7 p.m.