UAAP Season 83 cancelled

MANILA, Philippines – The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) announced Friday, December 11, the cancellation of Season 83 citing health and safety of the student athletes.

UAAP Season 83 cancelled

"After a series of discussions, the UAAP board of trustees came to this difficult decision, putting major consideration on the health and safety of the student-athletes and those involved in the operations of our competitions," the league said in press statement.

Earlier this week, UAAP was still considering a new season by April 2021, with only the basketball and volleyball events to be played, in time for the availability of COVID-19 vaccine.

But the league finally decided to rule out Season 83, which was supposed to be hosted by De La Salle University.

"The decision will allow UAAP member-schools to plan their activities for the remainder of the academic year, as well as their athletic programs for next season," it added.

UAAP said the Board of Trustees and Board of Managing Directors will further discuss the implications of the cancellation for the guidance of the member-schools and student-athletes.

The league had earlier cancelled the second half of Season 82 following the declaration of Luzon-wide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

— The Summit Express

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