NCAA 95: Cancellation of season in Policy Board’s hands -- Cayco
Mark Escarlote on Mar 14, 2020 05:18 PM
Actually, we proposed to the Policy Board, the Management Committee proposed, to cancel na the rest of the season -- NCAA management committee chairman Peter Cayco
The decision to cancel the remainder of the NCAA Season 95 is now in the hands of the Policy Board according to Management Committee chairman Peter Cayco of host Arellano University.
In an interview on DZMM’s Fastbreak on Saturday, Cayco said that the league’s management committee had already proposed to terminate the season in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic to the Policy Board composed of presidents of member universities and colleges.
“Actually, we proposed to the Policy Board, the Management Committee proposed, to cancel na the rest of the season,” said Cayco. “We are still awaiting approval.”
On Monday, the NCAA announced that all NCAA activities are suspended until further notice. This declaration came almost a month after the NCAA halted all sporting events last February 14.
On Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte put the National Capital Region under community quarantine beginning on Sunday until April 14 as part of the measures to curb the spread of the virus that triggered a global pandemic.
“But in the meantime, we were overtaken by the declaration of a lockdown. So we still have enough time to contemplate what to do,” said Cayco.
The Arellano U official, who is also a board member of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., pointed out that pushing through with the season might affect the schedule of Season 96. The NCAA usually opens June with its centerpiece basketball tournament.
“But for us in the Management Committee, we have decided to recommend the cancellation for the rest of the season because it will eat up to Season 96,” he said.
“The Policy Board will have to approve it,” added Cayco.
The stoppage of activities affected the ongoing volleyball and football tournaments and the yet to start athletics, beach volleyball and cheerleading competitions.
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