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Eleven sports will now be able to start their respective competitions including, rugby, football and cricket amongst others.
Those sports are returning to play according to pandemic protocol approved by the government and the Fiji National Sports Commission.
The government acknowledges the tireless efforts put in by sports administrators to hit the ground running.
Fiji National Sports Commission Chair Peter Mazey says some random checks will be done by relevant authorities on sporting events.
Mazey says this is just to make sure everything is in line with government’s commitment to keep Fiji COVID free.
“A breach doesn’t mean somebody’s done something massively wrong but if we suddenly see there’s a potential of it getting bigger well we would have to get the ministry of health involved hey everyone wants to make sure we stay COVID free and that we are practicing safe sports so everybody will be doing the spot checks”.
Along with rugby, football and cricket, AFL, Bowling, Cycling, yachting, gymnastics, karate, squash and tennis have been certified, meaning the weeks ahead are going to be more interesting on the sports scene than the quiet last few months.
Meanwhile, the 11 sports being accredited by the government have a role to play to get other sporting organisations certified as well.
This is the view of Cathy Wong, the Audit Committee Chair which makes sure the returning to play according to pandemic protocol are followed before they are given the green light to start their competitions.
Wong says for now this is the rule of play.
“Can those who have got the certification please share your process with those who are still struggling to get the certification it is not an easy process so like Karate you can share with Judo so people from different sports share with them and guide them through the process they will need help cut and paste is not going to do it we got to customize it to Fiji, to Fiji’s law, to Fiji’s standard”...PACNEWS
SOURCE: FBC SPORTS/PACNEWWS
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