Jamaican netball squad back in the zone after ‘unrest’ threatened Nations Cup preparations

Jamaica netball’s senior players have returned to training ahead of the 2020 Vitality Nations Cup following some unrest within the camp.

The Sunshine Girls came fifth in this year’s World Cup in Liverpool, but later nine senior members of the squad failed to show up or respond to compulsory training sessions.

They were set to be left out of international games moving forward but have now been let back in following the dispute.

Head coach Connie Francis spoke to The Gleaner in Jamaica to confirm that all tensions are now “settled”.

Francis said: “I am glad that everything is settled and we are all now together with new and older players, so we can just put all our attentions on this upcoming Quad Series.

“The training has always been intense because everybody is focused and they want to make the team and they are adjusting to my coaching style and we are here in one brain.”

The Sunshine Girls, England, South Africa and New Zealand will all be taking part in the new international tournament series in January 2020.

Francis recently took over from previous head coach Marvette Anderson after Jamaica’s world cup campaign.

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