Any player who wants to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)during 2022 and beyond under the aegis of the SVG Table Tennis Association (SVGTTA), must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
That is the decision taken by the executive of the SVGTTA, to only include vaccinated players for national training and selection during this period.
A release from the SVGTTA states that the organization was left with no choice other than to make the decision which is in the best interest of the sport going forward.
However, the release specified that the same would not apply for local events.
Accordingly, the release, the Association “ being cognisant of the fact that the game itself is the social distance by nature…it would be easy to apply protocols that would lessen chances of the covid- 19 virus spreading”.
The enforcement of the mandate took effect last Saturday as training began for the Caribbean Senior Championships in March in Cuba, the Caribbean Junior Championships slated for the Dominican Republic in April, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham England during July/August.
Training ahead of these championships began at the West St George Secondary School under the guidance of Romano Spencer and Joseph Carrington.