7th PNG Games Possible Deferral Due to Bad Weather

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With only 42 days to the 7th BSP PNG Games to be held in Kimbe, West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel has flagged the possible deferral of the games, due to bad weather expected next month.

He said, discussions with the Host Organising Committee has led the team to agree on two possible months that the HOC have agreed on and are looking at, if the games should be deferred. These months are April and September.

Host Organising Committee Chairman, Ruben Kautu, said April and September are two potential months the committee has agreed on, if given the green light to defer the games.

Meanwhile Governor Muthuvel has asked the government to have the PNG Games postponed to September to coincide with the country’s 42nd independence. He says the deferral has nothing to do with elections or funding, and is solely because West New Britain has severe weather conditions that causes flooding and other related wet weather conditions that could interfere with the staging of the games.

Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki

One thought on “7th PNG Games Possible Deferral Due to Bad Weather

  • 06/02/2017 at 12:31

    2017 , 7th png games defer to September due to bad weather,true. why not consider west new britian
    new generation’s their Education.7th png game defer to September will affect Grade 8students,
    Grade 10 students & and Grade 12 students in their studies and examination. defer to November-December. concern parents ..west new britian

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