15 Jan 2019

Solomons Games postponed indefinitely

5:51 am on 15 January 2019

The Solomon Islands Games have been postponed indefinitely due to a delay in funds from government.

The Games, last held in 2013, were originally scheduled for late last year in Rennell and Bellona province but were postponed to this week.

Captain Laydah Samani scored both goals for Solomon Islands.

Captain Laydah Samani scored both goals for Solomon Islands. Photo: OFC Media

However, the organising committee has now released a statement indefinitely postponing the national sporting event due to a delay of funds from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This is despite backing from the National Olympic Committee in November.

According to the Solomon Star, the committee declared the province was ready to host the event, having assessed sporting and support facilities.

Apologising for the postponement, it says the provincial government will continue working to try to hold the games this year.

Meanwhile, Solomon Islands is still due to stage the Pacific Games in four years.

In October, the Pacific Games Council said developments for the 2023 Solomon Island Pacific Games were progressing well.