ISSA rules that C'Down should pay for no-show
Camperdown High, who failed to show for their ISSA/Digicel/Gatorade Manning Cup match on Saturday, will be allowed to play the game at a new date to be announced.
However, the east Kingston institution will be required to make compensation for the expenses incurred due to their absence from that game.
They have also been instructed to take disciplinary action against the school's football manager for not providing proper communication about the match.
According to a release from the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA), every effort was made to inform Camperdown of the change in the match schedule through Lancelot Livingston, the team manager.
It stated that the communication was made to the manager, who informed the coaching staff that they would be seeking a postponement for that game.
However, that information never reached the principal of the school until 11:00 am the Saturday -- the day of the game.
And because the principal was not aware of the game until hours before the kick-off time, it is believed that he was not given enough time to make a timely decision due to a lack of effective communication.
However, ISSA took into consideration that the passage of Hurricane Sandy caused a breakdown in communications, as well as displacement of Camperdown's players and staff.
But apart from their manager facing disciplinary action, Camperdown will be required to compensate ISSA for arrangement of the game, including security, rental of the grounds, referees fees and the expenses of the travelling team, St George's College.