ABBA apologizes as state of flooring at JSC Sports Complex causes Division One Basketball competition to be rescheduled

The Government’s general lack of attention to sporting facilities across the country has now impacted the highly anticipated Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Division One Competition slated for this weekend.
A press release, issued on Wednesday, February 15, notes that – given the increasing concerns for player safety with the flooring at the JSC Sports Complex – the competition will be postponed from its scheduled start date of February 19.
The safety of all players within the ABBA is of utmost importance to the Executive, the release says, and a pledge has been given that it will be working feverishly to ensure that the flooring is up to a standard that is fitting for games.
Therefore, a special meeting is expected to be held, after which updates on the way forward for local basketball will follow.
An apology is being offered to fans, players, teams and other stakeholders for this unfortunate, but necessary, delay, the Association says.
Several other sporting facilities are in a deplorable condition, with many athletic organizations lodging complaints about their upkeep.