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.)
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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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