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King Cries Out

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

King Cries Out

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A NEW YEAR is beckoning, but Barbados’ king of draughts claims he is being pushed around like a common man.

Ronald “Suki” King no longer feels like a national sporting icon, but a pawn after he had to withdraw from an international tournament through lack of governmental assistance.

King said he was huffed when he made a request for financial assistance from the state-run National Sports Council (NSC) to attend the Irish Open Draughts Championship which was held from October 28 to November 3 in Denegal.

King told WEEKENDSPORT that he was informed by deputy director of the NSC, Neil Murrell, that a decision was made by the NSC that any request from King for financial aid had to come through the Barbados Draughts Association (BDA). (EZS)

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