Cricket matches cancelled due to rain

Bad weather has led to the cancellation of a one-day cricket competition at the Salelesi Primary school with the organisers hoping good weather returns to allow the tournament to resume.

An official from the Samoa International Cricket Association, Amituanai Tavita Sasi, confirmed the cancellation of the matches in an interview with Samoa Observer.

"It was canceled because of the bad weather. We had to prioritize the safety of all students and we needed to postpone it in case a student might get sick from the heavy rainfall that we experience today," he said.

"We have postponed it until Friday but we will have to wait and see what the weather conditions are like on Friday. 

“If it rains then we will cancel it again but if it's fine weather then the games will push through as planned – we will just wait and see.”

It is not the first time for a cricket competition to be cancelled in recent months with the weather wreaking havoc for a number of tournaments organised by the Association in partnership with churches and schools.

According to Amituanai, they will wait and hope that Friday will bring fine weather so they can push through with the primary school competition.

If Friday’s tournament gets the green light it will be held at Saoluafata Primary School field instead of Salelesi Primary School field.

The objective of these competitions in the community is to develop the code at the grassroots level with the players upgrading to senior teams as they progress.

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