WITH one minute six seconds remaining and Kashif and Shanghai Kings ahead, 59-52, bottles rained on the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard court, rendering it unsafe to continue the replayed semifinal game between the Kings and Victory Valley Royals on Sunday night. The ‘grudge match’ became necessary after the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) ordered the match to be replayed, following the Royals’ referral of a matter to them.
KASHIF & Shanghai Kings and Victory Valley Royals will, this evening, complete the remaining 1:06 minutes in the Linden Open knockout basketball semifinal replay that was halted abruptly, when glass bottles were hurled unto the bitumen surface of the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court on Sunday. The second half stoppage came as the Kings had dramatically taken the lead and were ahead 59-52 when fans decided to end play. In fact it was the second stoppage, the first coming at 1:28 remaining when the first bottle was thrown on the playing area.
KASHIF and Shanghai Kings will, after all, contest the Linden Amateur Basketball Association's Open Knockout basketball final against the Wismar Pistons this evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard court.