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UAAP cancels Season 82 due to COVID-19 threat

The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has officially canceled Season 82.

In a memorandum released by the UAAP on Tuesday, the decision was made after the government extended the enhanced community quarantine until April 30 due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

"With the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) having been extended, the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met. As such it is now deemed cancelled," the memo read.

"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 memo added.

Sports affected by the cancellation include volleyball, football, athletics, tennis, baseball, softball, and 3x3 basketball.

On March 19, the National Collegiate Athletics Association terminated Season 95. The Philippine Basketball Association, meanwhile, suspended its games on March 11. --MGP, GMA News