Blackout interrupts sports

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A number of Associations including the Antigua & Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) and the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) had their programmes disrupted after they were forced to postpone scheduled fixtures at various fields and courts across the island due to the absence of APUA electricity service.

President of ABBA, Jules Bowen, said he only learnt of the disconnection on Friday evening after teams showed up at the JSC Complex for scheduled matches.

“When we showed up we realised that we had been disconnected to we called APUA and they explained to us that we were disconnected because the lights were left on at the facility on too many occasions but the thing is that the sensor which would automatically take off the lights have a problem and we are yet to have it fixed,” Bowen said.

“APUA did return and restore power so we were able to have games on Saturday night but we assured them that we would have the sensor fixed,” he added.

Matches in the ABFA’s women’s programme for Friday night were also disrupted due to the disconnections.