TWO Permanent Secretaries apparently cannot persuade the Fire Services to give national netballer Candice Guerrero time off to prepare for next month’s Netball World Cup.

“I’m fed up of it. I’m fed up. Trust me, I am fed up,” stated Trinidad and Tobago head coach Wesley “Pepe” Gomes.

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With just under a month to go before T&T open their campaign at the INF Netball World Cup in England, Gomes says the team’s preparations are being compromised by problems in obtaining the services of Guerrero, a key part of his centre court set-up.

Guerrero was one of 12 players selected by Gomes to represent the “Calypso Girls” at the World Cup which will be played in Liverpool from July 12-21. He said concurrence between the Permament Secretaries of the Ministries of National Security and Finance had not solved the problems, despite appeals from team management.

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