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No stars for Centro or CAC

No stars for Centro or CAC

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This country’s two WNBA players, Sophia Young and Sancho Lyttle, will not be representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Centro Basketball Championships, and whether or not this country participates at all depends on whether it funds will be sourced in time.{{more}}

Confirmation of the two players’ unavailability was made by President of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation (SVGBF), Cleophas Glynn, last Tuesday evening.

Glynn told SEARCHLIGHT that Young and Lyttle could not be here to be part of the national team.

The duo was being banked upon to carry the fight for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the championships, which are also used as Olympic and Panam Games qualifiers.

He, however, was not able to confirm or deny reports that Lyttle may switch her allegiance to Spain.

But that was not all, at a Press Conference earlier that same day, Glynn indicated that the Federation was making last ditch efforts to have the team travel to Puerto Rico.

Glynn revealed that the Federation was still short $34,000 of the overall cost of $54,000.

He said that $20,000 was sourced through the National Olympic Committee (NOC).

Worse still, if St. Vincent and the Grenadines fails to participate in the July 10 to 14 championships, a heavy fine along with other disciplinary actions will be handed down by FIBA America, the governing body.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is pooled in Group B, and is set to compete against Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and host Puerto Rico.

Glynn said he was still keeping his fingers crossed that things will work out.

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