MANILA, Philippines– The Blackwater Elite have actually asked forgiveness to the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) for their early go back to training, ahead of the main go-signal of the organization and the PBA.

GAB Chairman Abraham Mitra stated on Monday that he and Commissioner Edward Trinidad have actually met with Blackwater management, consisting of owner Dioceldo Sy.

While they have actually accepted the apology, they are still mulling sanctions against the team.

” We have actually accepted (Blackwater’s) apology, however the Board requires to study even more their reply to our letter, if we will sanction or great them,” Mitra said.

” They assured to follow all the rules and safety standards, in addition to the regulations of the IATF and GAB,” he included.

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Sy stated on One Sports’ “Sports Page” program that the team has begun to carry out workouts, while following the protocols set by the PBA. His discovery landed the team in hot water, as the PBA and GAB had yet to offer an official permission for groups to practice once again.

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Mitra advised the Elite to wait on the IATF resolution on the resumption of team practices along with the joint administrative order from GAB, the Philippine Sports Commission, and the Department of Health prior to beginning their training programs.

This, said Mitra, is to guarantee that their efforts to resume practices will not be jeopardized.

Mitra includes that GAB may issue a “stern warning” to Blackwater to refrain from practicing while the order has not been launched.

The PBA had already fined Blackwater P100,000 for their infraction. The entire team also has to be tested for COVID-19 and go through a 10-day quarantine period.

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