The much anticipated Carlton International Rugby Sevens is unlikely to be held as scheduled at the end of next month.
This event which drew teams from all across Asia and squads from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to name just a few last year, may have to be postponed.
Secretary of Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) Shane Dullewa speaking to the Sunday Times said: “This event will remain the Carlton Sevens, but we are strongly lobbying to make it part of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Asian Sevens Circuit. A number of teams confirmed their availability, but the IRB have yet to get back to us and let us know when we can hold the event under the auspices of the IRB. As a result we may be forced to postpone the event.”
Other rugby sources pointed out that the benefits of having the Carlton Sevens as an IRB event include the fact that it would be held every year and that there may also be funding for the event.