PORTLAND Basketball Association is faced with a major crisis as it prepares to launch its new senior season.
Insufficient referee numbers, vacant referee co-ordinator positions and just two nominated teams for the Division One women’s competition, have forced the association to push back its starting date.
The new season was to commence on Monday, February 6, but has now been postponed by a week.
Club delegates arrived at the decision following a two-hour extraordinary meeting on Monday night.
PBA vice president Trevor Logan had no hesitation in labelling it a crisis when he spoke to the Portland Observer following the meeting.
“Well, we’ve had to (delay the start) due to no nominations for ref co-ordinators and not enough referees to go around at the moment,” he said.
“It looks like the clubs will have to supply refs to make up enough numbers.”
Club delegates will return to the table next Monday night hopeful that the situation has been rectified.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer.