NCAA Season 95: One more year for seniors in case of season cancellation
Mark Escarlote on Mar 14, 2020 07:22 PM
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The NCAA is looking to extend the playing year of senior student-athletes of sporting events that will be directly affected by the possible cancellation of Season 95 due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Management Committee chairman Peter Cayco of season host Arellano University said on Saturday that in case the NCAA Policy Board heeded to their recommendation to cancel the season, those seniors on their last playing eligibility this year for pending and yet to commence sports will be given an extension.
“If it's your final year, and in the event that you didn’t get to play [if the season is cancelled], you still have one more year to play,” said Cayco on his interview in DZMM’s Fastbreak.
But the official cleared that it will only be applicable to those playing in sports directly affected if the league decides to call off the season. Only those athletes of volleyball and football tournaments and the yet to start athletics, beach volleyball and cheerleading competitions will get the extension.
“Pero that is for those who have not completed their event,” he said. “Those who have completed given na. Like in basketball, taekwondo, swimming, yung mga yun tapos na eh. So tumakbo na ang playing year nila.”
Cayco added that only those seniors who will meet the eligibility requirements including the age limit of 25-years old are allowed to play for another year.
“You can still play but we still have to clarify about the age issue,” said Cayco. “If you are still within the playing [age] allowed, you can still play your final year.”
The Policy Board has yet to decide whether to continue with the season or cancel it entirely.
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.