UAAP Season 82 cancelled
John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - April 8, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The UAAP has called off the remaining events of Season 82 following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon until April 30. 

In a statement that was released last night, the UAAP said its “resumption can no longer be met” as it races against time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the enhanced community quarantine having been extended, the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met. As such it is now deemed cancelled,” said the UAAP in a resolution signed by league president Em Fernandez and executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag. 

Included in the cancelled events is the volleyball tournament in both men’s and women’s divisions. 

The NU Lady Bulldogs currently pace the women’s volleyball tournament with 2-0 card while the Bulldogs and the FEU Tamaraws sit atop the men’s division with identical 2-0 slates.

Football, baseball, softball, athletics, lawn tennis and 3x3 basketball, likewise, have been called off. 

Last March 10, the UAAP announced the temporary suspension of the remainder of the season as the first wave of COVID-19 cases was recorded in the country. 

A week later, as the number of cases surged, the league decided to cancel all the remaining high school events with Adamson and Santo Tomas being declared co-champions of the inaugural girls’ high school basketball.

In line with this were high hopes of coming up with “alternative formats” once it resumes no earlier than May 1, and finish the season.

The UAAP assured that the issues and consequences brought by this rare occasion will be resolved after the bigger battle comes to a close. 

“All other issues related thereto will be resolved at the proper time as we continue to focus our time, energy, and resources in battling this crisis,” the UAAP added. 

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