As Super Typhoon Karding made landfall on Sunday in the Luzon area, organizers have called off games in three ongoing tournaments.
Affected by the heavy rains were the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, National Collegiate Athletic Association season 96 cagefest and the second playdate of the Shakey’s Super League 2022 Collegiate spikefest.
The double-header featuring the Meralco Bolts against the NLEX Road Warriors, and Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings versus Converge was rescheduled for another date.
Three weekend matches of the NCAA on Saturday and Sunday have also been scrubbed at the FilOil EcoOil Arena in San Juan, also due to the bad weather and after six players of the San Sebastian College Stags tested positive for COVID-19.
The second playdate of the Shakey’s Super League 2022 Collegiate Pre-season volleyball Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Sunday have been moved to another day as well.
Organizers also called off Leg 3 of the PBA 3×3 scheduled on Monday and Tuesday at the Robinsons Place Antipolo.
Meanwhile, six players of the Stags have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the squad to go into quarantine. Three playdates of the NCAA have initially been called off as well.
Members of the Stags need to undergo a weeklong isolation before resuming their activities.
Under the NCAA’s health and safety protocols, if two or more players are affected, there will be an automatic postponement of game(s) in the next seven days.
Sunday’s showdown between the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers and the College of St. Benilde Blazers, along with the collision between the San Beda Red Lions and the University of Perpetual Help Altas, have been arranged to happen in the second week of October.