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Jamaica netball series to go ahead with two mid-week games

Netball New Zealand has confirmed the Taini Jamison Trophy between the Silver Ferns and Jamaica will go ahead with the visitors currently en route to Auckland.

Ameliaranne Ekenasio and Dame Noeline Taurua Coach of the Silver Ferns with the Constellation Cup. 2021.

The Jamaican team’s passport issues have been resolved and half the team will arrive in Auckland tomorrow with the remainder expected on Tuesday.

The three Test series has lost a game due to the paperwork disruptions with two mid-week games to be played.

The first Test is on Wednesday night on the North Shore and the second test at Pulman Arena in South Auckland on Thursday night.

Jamaica’s trip was delayed after complications with their passports left NNZ with the unfortunate decision of cancelling the Hamilton leg of the series and moving all games to Auckland.

President of Netball Jamaica Tricia Robinson said they were extremely pleased to be on their way to New Zealand for the revised series.

“We are very much looking forward to finally arriving in New Zealand and getting on court for what we know will be a great series.”

Netball NZ chief commercial officer David Cooper said after a number of setbacks and were looking forward to seeing the teams meet on court.

“Seeing these two great teams on court playing for the Taini Jamison Trophy has been the goal all along and we’re excited that this prospect is a step closer,” he said.

“I’d like to thank the team behind the scenes who have been working around the clock to ensure this series has the best chance possible to go ahead. But I’d also like to recognise our netball fans who have been affected by the flow on effects of rescheduling matches.

Any fans who purchased tickets for either of the two cancelled matches in Hamilton will be refunded.

Taini Jamison Trophy

Wednesday 21 September

7.30pm at Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland

Thursday 22 September

7.00pm at Pulman Arena in Auckland

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