When the score was at 57-45 in favour of Hejaaz International School, the officials decided to abandon the final as the opposition Amal International School lodged a formal complaint, condemning the lack of visibility due to bad light. As a result, the All Island U19 C Division final was abandoned and rescheduled for tomorrow, the 20th of September 2016.
The referees, not the organisers were to be blamed as the decision was made in accordance with the FIBA guidelines.
A total of 10 schools took part in the tournament which commenced on Friday, the 9th of September 2016. Organised by the Sri Lanka Schools’ Basketball Association, the tournament was hosted by Vidura College and Dharmapala Vidyalaya.
Meanwhile, in the 3rd place match, Zahira got the better of Rahula College, winning the game 47-29.
The rescheduled final is expected to be played at St Joseph’s College Maradana.
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