The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) will resume its longawaited first and third division basketball League next weekend on the Burnham Basketball Court after weather halted the outdoor competitions.
General Secretary of the GABA, Robert Cadogan told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that the weather has been improving and a decision was taken to go ahead with a scheduled resumption date for the GABA League.
“We hope the weather continues to be fair. We had to resume at some point. We looked at the weather and it’s improving,” Cadogan said, while informing that in addition to the weather, lighting at the facility was a concern.
The General Secretary said that the association had to also deal with the theft of lights at the Burnham Court. He indicated that the GABA had spent money to put up lights and had to expend more money to replace them.
“They stole three lights and the other two blew,” he explained. The GABA had embarked on a programme to return the sport to outdoor facilities to ease the burden on the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and save rental fees.
The games scheduled for next weekend will be played from 5pm and all teams are asked to be on time since failure to do so will result in walkovers. The association apologised to the basketball fraternity for the delay.
“GABA apologises for the delay due to the inclement weather and we are calling on the basketball fans to come out in their numbers and show their support for their favourite teams,” an official release stated yesterday.
In addition, the Georgetown subassociation indicated that they are currently producing a calendar of events for this year, which will be released to the media after all association and promotional tournaments are included.
Dyna’s Ravens are currently leading the first division League after their unbeaten run with one round remaining while Courts Pacesetters are leading the third division League with two rounds to be contested in that competition.
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