Where are our girls? - Netball Ja mum after meeting

June 13, 2017
Members of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls team (from left) Shimona Nelson, Hasana Williams, Thristina Harwood, Adean Thomas and Rebekah Robinson.

STAR Sports understands that the long-awaited meeting between Netball Jamaica and suspended senior players was held on Thursday, but with only two of the three players and without the presence of head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken.

Neither of the two girls at Thursday's meeting, Khadjijah Williams nor Shanice Beckford, were at Friday's  training.


Williams and Beckford, along with Nicole Dixon, now overseas, were suspended by Allison-McCracken prior to the start of Jamaica's three-Test series against Barbados for what she deemed ‘inappropriate behaviour.”

The series ended 1-1 between both sides at the National Arena. The absence of the three girls was blamed for Jamaica losing the final match, resulting in the drawn series.

McCracken had said she was open to the girls' return but said it would only be after a meeting with Netball Jamaica at which certain standards would be laid down. 

When contacted about Thursday's meeting, Allison-McCracken said she would not comment on the matter and instead directed STAR Sports to Netball Jamaica, whose president, Paula Daley-Morris, said she was in meeting and unable to speak.
Contacted an hour later, calls to Daley-Morris' mobile phone went answered.

Efforts to also contact communication director of Netball Jamaica Wayne Lewis also prove futile as calls to his mobile also went unanswered.

The Sunshine Girls are preparing for the Caribbean Championships, which will be held in St Lucia in August.  

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