Easter weekend without sports
Divek Raj, Eleina McDonald
April 3, 2012 12:00 am
Many sporting events throughout the country have been called off during the Easter weekend due to the recent weather disruptions.
All Secondary school zone athletics meets have been shifted to next week.
School closures until next week will see the Suva 1, Triple N and Tailevu zones being postponed.
So too the Nadi, Nadroga, Ba, Kadavu and Lautoka zones which are the most affected from recent flash floods.
Fiji Basketball development officer, Laisiasa Puamau has advised the Easter Basketball Championships has been cancelled.
Puamau and officials are currently discussing the rescheduled dates and venue.
The Fiji Football Association League Board Secretary, Jainedra Sukhu has advised that the national league games will resume next week to allow all western teams time to rebuild.
He adds the earliest matches could be held mid-week between Nadroga and Navua to decide the eighth team to qualify for the Fiji FACT.
The O-League clash between Ba and AS Tefana will now be hosted in Auckland on April 14.
Sukhu says ticket sales from the O-League clash in New Zealand will also be donated to flood victims.
Fiji FACT Pool Draw postponed
The 2012 Vodafone Fiji FACT pool draws scheduled for Thursday April 5 at the Fiji Football Association headquarters in Vatuwaqa, has been postponed.
Fiji FA chief executive, Bob Kumar says this week was not an ideal time to conduct the pool draws, looking at the current weather situation.
He adds a new date and time will be announced in the next few days.
FBC TV Easter Volleyball Championship
The three-day event has been rescheduled to May 3-5 in Suva.
Organisers acknowledged that 14 participating teams are from the western division which was ravaged by recent flash flooding.
The Digicel Cup although not scheduled during the Easter weekend is a week behind schedule.
The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed that games will resume next week.
LICI Cricket Easter Championships
Cricket is the only big sporting event that will continue this weekend at Albert Park in Suva.
Cricket Fiji general manager, Jon Symonds says as all teams are in, they hope the fine weather holds for games to take place.
Suva hockey will host a 5-aside competition at the National Hockey Centre in Laucala Bay. At least 15 teams are expected to participate.