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Premier League Postponed

  Major sporting events will likely to be postponed due to the destruction caused by Cyclone Winston over the weekend. The Vodafone Premier League has been cancelled and this was
23 Feb 2016 12:55
Premier League Postponed

 

Major sporting events will likely to be postponed due to the destruction caused by Cyclone Winston over the weekend.

The Vodafone Premier League has been cancelled and this was confirmed by Fiji Football competitions manager Amitesh Pal. The Dreketi team are still in Suva after playing Suva last Friday and their scheduled match against Rewa on Sunday was cancelled.

“The country is currently going through difficult times and we need to look at every situation possible before we can resume competition,” Pal said.

“It is unfortunate that Dreketi could not get to play their second game but unfortunately we have no control over the weather.”

While the country has been declared a state of emergency, the western side has taken the most damage and it is unsure how much damage or how long it will take to rebuild and get things back to normal.

 

West 7s Rugby Series

The inaugural West 7s tournament which is the first in its series of seven is scheduled to be played this Friday and Saturday at Prince Charles Park, Nadi.

But after the destruction of TC Winston which has left most of the western side flooded and without electricity, it is unlikely whether the tournament will go ahead as contact with organisers has proven futile.

A total of 68 teams have confirmed their participation in the tournament which is organised by West Events (Fiji) has attracted a lot of top local teams such as Police, Westfield Dragons, Wardens, Army, Western Marine, Sanasana, Saunaka and the also international teams such as Spain.

 

Fiji Sports Awards

The 2015 Fiji Sports Awards will also likely be cancelled as it was scheduled to be held on Friday night at the Vodafone Arena, Suva. Efforts to contact organisers have also been futile.

While it is not certain on whether these events will go ahead as scheduled, the destructive damage that Cyclone Winston has caused will take a lot of time to get the cleaning and rebuilding out of the way before things normalise.

Edited by Osea Bola

 

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