Power cuts affect hockey tournament

International players from a five-nations hockey tournament were fuming after matches had to be rescheduled because of deliberate power cuts in Potchefstroom.

International players from a five-nations hockey tournament were fuming after matches had to be rescheduled because of deliberate power cuts in Potchefstroom.

On Sunday, tournament organisers said they had to bring most games forward by two hours, because Eskom could not give assurances that power cuts would not take place during the matches.

This made it impossible for Test matches to be played under floodlights.

The matches from yesterday to Sunday's finals have therefore been brought forward to daylight hours.

Matches scheduled for 4pm and 6pm have been moved forward to 2pm and 4pm.

The five-nations hockey tournament is the first time the world's top four men's sides have played with and against the hosts in a South African city.

About 100 players from Germany, Australia, Netherlands and Spain are taking part in the tournament. - Sapa

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