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FASANOC seeks more time to register

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FIJI Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) president Reg Sanday has written to the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation asking for Fiji to be given time to register teams for the next event.

He expressed his concern that the men's 7s and women's netball team would not be able to participate because the accreditation period had passed and the draws were completed before Fiji was fully reinstated.

In his letter to CEO Michael Hooper and Tunku Imran of Malaysia, the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Sanday said Fiji was blocked from participating in team sports at the Commonwealth Games.

"While we the sport community and nation of Fiji are elated with the news of the CMAG's downgrading of Fiji's suspension from the Commonwealth to allow our participation at the Commonwealth Games, we are concerned with reports that we may not be able to send our men and women's rugby 7s and our netball teams due to the completion of the draws and the closure of accreditation," Sanday wrote.

"We would like to appeal through you and the good office of HE President Tunku Imran to allow our Fiji men's and women's 7s teams and our netball team to be allowed to compete in Glasgow."

Sanday explained Fiji's status in sevens rugby and netball to Hooper and Imran and asked for Fiji's inclusion and a re-draw of the draws.

"If it requires a re-draw or adding an additional team to make a draw then that is what has to be done.

"The Commonwealth is a family and its off-spring, the CG are known the world over as the 'Friendly Games'.

"Now is an opportunity to show to the Commonwealth and to the world the principle that all members are treated equally and with respect and that the Commonwealth's strength is only as good as its weakest link."





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