BNA president Nisha Craigwell (right) and long-serving netballer Latonia Blackman, who was named last year’s BOA’s top athlete, are no longer smiling after the four-nation series had to be cancelled. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
Sports are taking the back seat again at another of their major facilities.
The Bajan Gems were unable to dodge what may be considered a major setback on their road to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool after being forced to cancel a four-team Test series due to the unavailability of the Wildey Gymnasium.
The recent development quashes any hopes the team had of gaining much-needed competition against ninth-ranked Scotland, Samoa and Grenada before next summer’s World Cup.
President of the Barbados Netball Association, Nisha Craigwel, told THE NATION there was a clash at the Gym as the Barbados Cancer Society had already booked the venue for its Caribbean Christmas event on December 8 and 9. (RG)
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