Guernsey slam Jersey basketball

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THERE will be no women's basketball in the Island Games in Bermuda this summer and the men's tournament is hanging by a thread with just four teams currently entered.

In an attempt to boost numbers, the Guernsey Island Games Association will ask the Jersey and the Isle of Man Association's to reconsider their decisions not to travel.

Jersey basketball made their decision not to take part as long ago as December 2011. It was made on the basis of the ongoing uncertainly of their sponsorship and fund raising.

GIGA liaison director Jon Marley is happy to ask Jersey to reconsider but he also criticises them for not showing the desire to travel, while expecting to host a full basketball tournament at the Jersey Games in 2015.

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