Need more sports on TV

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Since the Jamaica Reggae Girlz's penalty shoot-out victory over Panama, in that game of glorification and glorious uncertainties for them in which they made history in qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women World Cup until now, many football lovers have not seen that entire match. And one of the reasons is that they do not have cable TV or computers.

If I am not mistaken, that nerve-gripping match would have been shown live and direct on our local free-to-air station, and they should have rebroadcast it a thousand times to engender national pride. But, alas, it has not been seen again. Some events get repeated over and over, while there are many others still to be seen.

Additionally, I wonder why our sports organisers do not take pride in giving us the opportunity to see women's cricket live and direct too, or even delayed coverage on our local television stations, or even radio commentary? Not even some good highlights do they give to us.

And what makes matters worse, our media personnel and sports broadcasters do not communicate with us about certain things. And if and when we make enquiries about certain sports events, they just seem to fall on deaf ears. So very sad!

Right now, women's Twenty20 World Cup cricket is in competition and we are not seeing anything.

Sports is life. Feed your viewers to the max on local channels too.

Donald J McKoy

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