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    Longer wait for Ken Tuffin as NZ NBL 3x3 tilt rescheduled

    Oct 18, 2021
    Ken Tuffin

    KEN Tuffin will have to wait a little bit longer before he can see action for the Wellington Saints anew as the 2021 New Zealand NBL Schick 3X3 Cup has been moved to December.

    The league announced the changes in schedule, moving the competitions set originally from Oct. 14 to 16 to its new dates from Dec. 3 and 4 at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

    "With more than half of our Schick Cup players, staff and officials based in Auckland there is no way we can proceed on our original dates in October. The current restrictions prevent us from being able to travel. This is a large event with well over a hundred elite-level athletes involved," said NZ NBL general manager Justin Nelson.

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