Maria makes a meal of sport

Hurricane Maria has taken her first casualties in Barbados this weekend as the impending weather system has laid claim to what was set to be a busy day in sport. Scheduled to pass to the North of the island today, the effects were felt as early as yesterday and in the interest of public safety, several events were placed on hold.

The Davis Cup Group II Americas tie between Barbados and Venezuela, which was rolling into its last day at the National Tennis Centre, had to be abandoned after already getting started earlier in the day. Just up the hill at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey Astro Turf, the beginning of the 2017 Women’s League had to be shut down with three games being postponed.

Still in the world of football, the opening ceremony of the 2017 David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic, which was set to kick off at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex at 4 p.m., had to be postponed till next weekend and will be held on September 24 at the same venue.

Local road runners were also disappointed as the Warrens Run for Hope 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk had to be postponed. The new date is September 24 at 4 p.m. (MP)

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