Basketball federation announces ban on games, training


THE Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) last week announced a ban on all games, training and gatherings for the sport with the governing body urging affiliates to suspend activities for the four-week isolation period.
BFPNG president Karo Lelai said the ban followed orders from the National Pandemic Response Controller David Manning for the next four weeks with all activities and programmes sanctioned under BFPNG to be on hold.
“The new measures issued will see a ban on all sports gatherings or events involving more than four persons. The BFPNG board has therefore made a decision to immediately suspend all prior approvals to its affiliates to run basketball games and gatherings pursuant to approved Covid-19 protocols,” she said.
“BFPNG prioritises the health and safety of our players, officials and spectators. We also acknowledge our responsibility to the wider community to keep everyone safe.
“Every affiliate is advised to immediately suspend all games, training and other gatherings until further notice and this decision will remain in effect until further advice.”