ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – The fourth staging of the Grenada Invitational has been postponed, organizers announced in a press release.

The fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting international sports events around the globe. Several sporting events have been cancelled or postponed.

“After extensive deliberations with local public health officials, our broadcast partners, sponsors and athletes representatives, it was the determined that the paramount importance of the health of our citizens and the expected influx of travellers (athletes, etc.) warranted us to err on the side of caution,” the release said.

“As such, in light of the fluidity and uncertainty related to (COVID-19), it has become necessary to postpone the 4th annual Grenada Invitational that was scheduled for April 4th, 2020.”

Grenada Invitational will, as the rest of the sporting world, monitor the global conditions and along with track and field’s governing body, World Athletics and our broadcast partner, a new date for the meet will be announced once the (COVID-19) is no longer a threat and normalcy in travel and other routine activities is returned,” concluded the release.

Several big names, among them Elaine Thompson, Kirani James, Yohan Blake, Briana Williams, Kendra Harrison, Tajay Gayle, Asafa Powell, Blessings Okabare and Zharnel Hughes, were announced for next month’s meet.

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  1. I am a di-hearted track and field fan. And im encouraging the Government to pospone champs. Better safe than sorry. It doesnt matter who wants champs to happen. They need to think about saving jamaica.


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