Panthers call off meeting after Bjerre blow

PETERBOROUGH have reluctantly been forced to cancel their home Elite League meeting against Wolverhampton on Monday June 3.

PETERBOROUGH have reluctantly been forced to cancel their home Elite League meeting against Wolverhampton on Monday June 3.

The Readypower Panthers were scheduled to take on the Midland side at the Showground in front of the live Sky Sports cameras, but have now postponed the fixture after no facility was granted for absent Number 1 Kenneth Bjerre who has a Danish League meeting.

The meeting was originally set for Friday June 7, but Panthers agreed to move it forward by four days for live broadcasting after it was initially indicated that a guest or rider-replacement would be permitted for absent Bjerre.

Sadly that has now proven not to be the case so Panthers bosses feel they are left with no other option but to call the meeting off and re-stage at a later date when they will have a full team of riders.


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The early postponement also enables Sky Sports to make alternate plans for a live meeting broadcast.

Co-promoter Trevor Swales said: “When we were first asked to host a meeting on this date we specifically agreed on condition that we would either get Kenneth released from his Danish fixture or be given a facility - for example, a guest.

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“We were advised that should not be a problem and would be notified at a later date.

“On Tuesday of this week I asked the question was the facility in place and was told it was not.

“After various calls to the company that arranges all the Sky Sports meetings we were unable to agree to go ahead with the fixture as we would have no Number 1 - so sadly we’ve had to postpone the meeting.

“I would like to thank BSPA Chairmen Alex Harkess for his help in this matter, but unfortunately there was nothing that the BSPA could do to help as under the rules no facility could be granted.

“If they had allowed it, then it would have set a precedent for the future.”

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