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Parties ink deal to bring golf tourney live

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE Fiji International golf tournament to be played in August will be aired live on free to air television.

Thanks to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), the sport of golf would be shown on television from August 14 to 17.

FBC chief executive Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum signed the contact with Sports and Entertainment Limited managing director Basil Scaffidi in Suva yesterday.

Sayed-Khaiyum said they had never aired golf on their television channel before and were looking to engaging with the sport for the first time.

"The coverage of the event would be from midday to 5pm on the days of the competition," he said.

"Golf doesn't get much air-time in the country and I think it would be good to promote the sport to the youths of Fiji."

Scaffidi said they were excited to be partnering with FBC.

"The Fiji International is the biggest sporting event in the country this year and it would be broadcast in over 40 countries," he said.

"Over the next few weeks, we would reveal the names of the other golfers that would be competing at the event."

The inaugural Fiji International will be played from August 14 to 17 at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

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