The 2021 Digicel preseason grand final, set for Saturday 27th February, has been moved to March 6th.
President Lindsay Pulu said the decision to defer the finals by a week was reached after discussions with stakeholders and Digicel, as the event’s sponsor.
“The nation is in mourning,” he stated.
“A collective decision was reached to cancel games as a show of respect to our nation's founding father, Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare.”
The president said they have also considered players and their families’ safety.