Basketball activities at the Singapore Basketball Centre have been stopped temporarily following the 12 November incident where a spotlight crashed to the court during a Women’s National Basketball League match involving Radin Mas and Siglap White.
The incident occurred at around 7.55 pm on 12 November at the facility in Aljunied.
“We are currently working with Sport Singapore to work out alternate game venues to facilitate subsequent matches safely with minimal disruption,” said Basketball Association of Singapore general manager James Soh in response to queries by TMSG.
“All activities at the Singapore Basketball Centre have been stopped temporarily until the rectification process is complete and the facility is certified safe for play.”
TMSG was the first media outlet to have written about the incident and also shared a video which was extracted from the livestream.
The video on TMSG’s Instagram has since garnered more than 90,000 views.
According to the BAS, there were about 80 people on site comprising players, technical officials, spectators, and volunteers.
In addition, as the video showed, six technical officials and a competition manager were stationed near the scene of the incident.
However, no one was injured in the incident.
Because of the incident, games scheduled for 13 and 16 November have been postponed.
“There were no clear signs or indicators before the incident occurred.
“Maintenance is conducted regularly, with the most recent light check in August during the Men’s National Basketball League,” the statement added.
The BAS added that following the incident, investigation and rectification work “commenced promptly on 12 November.”
“The affected circuit was isolated immediately with subsequent safety checks performed across all lighting points.
“Technical equipment and connected circuits were also tested to ensure they are kept in safe working condition.
“The safety of our premises remains our top priority and investigations and rectifications are currently underway.”
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