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Philippine sporting events impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has disrupted several sporting events around the globe. The Philippines has also been affected as leagues big and small have opted to cancel or postpone their events. Here's a summary of Philippine sporting events that have been affected and their current status. Here is a list of all the cancellations and impacted events in the world.

This page will be updated when new information becomes available. Last updated: Mar. 23.

Philippine Basketball Association

  • The PBA has decided to cancel Philippine Cup, PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup games and activities and 3x3 inaugurals starting March 11 until further notice. Additionally, all teams are disallowed from practicing from March 14 until March 27.

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers first window

  • Philippines vs. Thailand scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum postponed to a later date to be announced.

FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

  • The OQT originally scheduled for Mar. 18-22 in Bengaluru, India has been been postponed to a date to be announced later.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers

  • The Azkals matches against Guam (March 26), China PR (June 4) and Maldives (June 9) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers have been postponed to dates to be announced later.

Philippine Superliga

  • The PSL Grand Prix will be reset to a later date.

University Athletic Association of the Philippines

  • The UAAP cancels all sporting events in the juniors division, including the final championship game between the University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University in girls' basketball. Both universities were declared champions.

  • In the seniors division, the UAAP announced that it will try to work for "alternative formats" of competition to begin no earlier than May 1 if the coronavirus situation improves.

National Collegiate Athletics Association

  • NCAA officials have terminated Season 95.

Philippines Football League

  • The 2020 season opener of the PFL has been moved from March 21 to tentatively April 18.

ASEAN Basketball League

  • The ABL announced Mar. 13 that this season's remaining games have been suspended indefinitely.

Palarong Pambansa

  • Marikina City Mayor Marcelino "Marcy" Teodoro suspended indefinitely the 2020 Palarong Pambansa, which was supposed to open in May.

Other events

  • 10th ASEAN Para Games postponed to October.

  • PruRide PH 2020 originally scheduled for March 11 to 15 at Mimosa Drive in Clark, Pampanga postponed indefinitely.

  • Philippine Sports Commission/Philippines Sports Institute Visayas grassroots programs postponed to July.

  • The 2nd Philippine International Open Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu initially scheduled April 12-15 is postponed indefinitely.

Coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, is a new strain of coronavirus that has surged around the globe in recent months. The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory diseases. Flu is caused by a different virus.

Older people, especially those with chronic illnesses such as heart or lung disease, are most at risk. The coronavirus spreads mainly through coughs and sneezes, though it also can be transferred from surfaces.

The best way to prevent infection is by frequent hand-washing, cleaning surfaces with regular household sprays and wipes, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.