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Riverton fire burns netball

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The smoke hanging over Kingston and St Andrew, and some parts of St Catherine from a large fire at the Riverton City dump has forced the postponement of the launch and opening matches in the Berger Elite League.

The situation has made it difficult for some people to breathe properly and has caused respiratory complications for others. It also caused many schools across the corporate area to close their doors early ahead of the weekend break.

General manager of Netball Jamaica, Karen Anderson, said yesterday's postponement will not affect the competition's schedule.

"We have the schedule out and so we are just going to continue with the next week's matches," said Anderson.

"We will now look at the schedule and find an acceptable date for the matches that were postponed," she said.

"We are disappointed but there is nothing that we can do and so we just have to move on," Anderson added.

The competition is to be played over 10 rounds leading up to the semi-finals scheduled for May 31.

The best-of-three finals have been scheduled to begin on June 5.

Matches will be played on Fridays and Sundays with most at the Leila Robinson Courts in addition to venues outside the Corporate Area.