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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: August 26.

Philippine Basketball Association

  • PBA teams have began practicing again. The league has been studying several sites for a possible bubble. The PBA has decided to cancel the D-League Aspirants' Cup games and activities and 3x3 inaugurals until further notice.

FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers

  • The next batch of games in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers is slated for November this year.

FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament

  • The FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament will take place in Graz, Austria on May 26 to 30, 2021.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers

  • The Asian Football Confederation has decided that the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifying tournament will be staged starting October. The Azkals will host host Guam on October 7, battle China on the road on November 12, then take on Maldives at home on November 17.

Philippine Superliga

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

University Athletic Association of the Philippines

  • The UAAP has cancelled the remainder of Season 82. The league is looking to open Season 83 in the first quarter of 2021, and might adopt a competition schedule for all of its events similar to the Southeast Asian Games.

National Collegiate Athletics Association

  • NCAA officials have terminated Season 95.

Philippines Football League

  • Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta said the PFL could begin its 2020 season in August.

ASEAN Basketball League

  • The ABL season is still suspended indefinitely, and there have been no official plans of it resuming.

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.

  • 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.