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NETBALL: National Indoor Sports Centre operator explains loss of power at Jamaica/England match

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 12:59 PM

Independence Park Limited (IPL) says a power surge caused last night's blackout at the National Stadium complex, which affected an international netball match between Jamaica and England.



A football match was also affected.



In a media release this morning, the IPL which operates, the National Indoor Sports Centre where the netball match was taking place, said even if a generator was in place it would have taken between seven and10 minutes to return power.



At the time the electricity went, a minute and 15 seconds were left in the fourth quarter of the Jamaica, England netball match.



Jamaica’s coaching team later agreed to award the match to England who were leading 55-47.



The IPL says it would not have been able to restore power within the international standard time of 10 minutes.



President of the Netball Jamaica, Marva Bernard says the situation was embarrassing.



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