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NETBALL: England beat Jamaica 55-47 as power outage forces premature end to match

Published:Sunday | January 11, 2015 | 10:01 PM

Chad Bryan, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

President of Netball Jamaica, Marva Bernard, is describing as embarrassing, a power cut this evening that forced the premature end of a match between Jamaica and England at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.


At the time of the power outage,which lasted about 10 minutes, England were leading Jamaica 55-47 with a minute and 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

A decision was later taken by Jamaica’s coaching team to award their opponents the victory.


The incident prompted scores of complaints and reactions of shock on social media and from spectators at the venue operated by the the Independence Park Limited.

Meanwhile, Winsome Callum, of the Jamaica Public Service Company, says the company had no outage in that area.

She also said the company has not been contacted by the IPL.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News was not immediately able to the reach the IPL for a comment.

Telephone calls to general manager Major Desmond Brown, went unanswered.

England's victory ties the three-match test series 1-1, with all to play for on Tuesday.


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