Jamaica Premier League’s games postponed

JPL - Jamaica Premier League's games have been postponed following the Jamaican government's announcement of no movement days under the COVID-19 risk management measures. 

Jamaica: JPL – Jamaica Premier League’s games have been postponed following the Jamaican government’s announcement of no movement days under the COVID-19 risk management measures. 

This announcement has affected the matches of the Jamaica Premier League, which were scheduled for – August 22, 23, 29, 30, & September 5, 2021. 

The Jamaica Football Federation – (JFF) has made the following amendments to the schedule as it relates to matchday 9 of the – Jamaica Premier League (JPL) – 

  1.  Games scheduled for this weekend, that is August 21-23, are rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28, 2021. 
  2.  The proposed triple header times for – Friday, August 27, are 10 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm.
  3. The times for the double header on Saturday, August 28, remain at 12 noon and 2:30 pm.

The JFF would circulate the updated schedule with further details.

Chris Williams – the Professional Football Jamaica Limited chairman, stated that “Our first responsibility in executing the – Jamaica Premier League is to do so in full partnership with the government as it works to lessen the spread of COVID-19.” 

Following the statement, he further added that “Having to re-schedule is unfortunate, especially as the league continues to put all their efforts into compliance; however, we fully understand and support the measures.”

While congratulating on the high vaccination rate, he further cited that “I take the opportunity to congratulate the clubs on the high COVID-19 vaccination rate in the league, by the efforts of the – Ministry of Sport, and encourage all Jamaicans to go out and support save lives by getting the vaccine.”

About Jamaica Premier League / National Premier League

The National Premier League, which is also known for sponsorship purposes as the Red Stripe Premier League, is sanctioned by the Jamaican Football Federation as the best division for men’s association football in Jamaica.

It is contested between 12 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with regional Super Leagues of Jamaica where the two lowest placed teams are relegated to their corresponding local second division league.