Thursday 18 October, 2018

Beckford, Williams given reprieve to resume Sunshine Girls duties

Jamaica and Barbados players on court at the National Arena.

Jamaica and Barbados players on court at the National Arena.

Shanice Beckford and Khadijah Williams have been given the clearance from Netball Jamaica to once again play for the Sunshine Girls after they were dropped for the series against Barbados in May.

Beckford and Williams, along with Nicole Dixon were suspended by coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken, after they fell out of grace with her, during a training session at the National Aquatic Centre, Independence Park Sports Complex.

McCracken had only indicated that the suspension was because of inappropriate behaviour.

However, in a statement to the media, which came from Netball Jamaica and the players on Monday, Beckford and Williams have been cleared of all charges and the infringement will not be placed on their records.

"The issues stemmed primarily from miscommunication between the affected parties.  The ladies apologised for making public comments regarding the issues, while Netball Jamaica has expressed its commitment to continue working out these issues," the statement concluded.

The statement, however, failed to state what is the situation with Dixon.