The Southern Region Netball League (SRNL) has said they are ready to reconsider the indefinite suspension they imposed on Bingu Tigresses.
SRNL, which will meet at the weekend, sidelined Tigresses from all its competitions after the team boycotted the finals of the Rainbow Paints Top Six Netball Series at Blantyre Youth Centre (BYC) over a month ago.
In an interview on Tuesday, SRNL disciplinary committee chairperson Isaac Chimwala said the team has shown remorse through their letter of appeal and the body is likely to soften up or quash the initial punishment.
He said the decision to forgive Tigresses might also be prompted by the fact that current and prospective sponsors are watching developments in the local netball circles.
“Tigresses have written us an appeal which shows they are remorseful on what they did. We cannot condemn them forever as we all belong to one family, which is netball,” said Chimwala.
Tigresses coach Charles Mhango, whose team has been missing out on the fixtures the SRNL has been releasing for the ongoing OG Issa Netball League, welcomed the development and hoped that things will progress well at the meeting.
“We are remaining with many games to play in the OG Issa League and we have crossed our fingers, hoping things will be back to normal for us after the meeting,” said Mhango.
Tigresses’ inactivity in the league has put them on position six with 33 points. They have 10 games to wind up the season.
Last weekend, title holders Escom Sisters maintained their grip on the top spot by beating Rock Queens 83-14. They lead with 48 points.