It is just two weeks away but I would like to propose to the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) that they immediately try to set up as a Pay per View Event, outside of Jamaica, both 100m events at the upcoming SVL National Senior Championships, to be held from June 23 to June 26, 2011 with the 100m events scheduled to be held on Friday June 24. I assume that they will run consecutively. These events, among others, but especially these are being eagerly anticipated the world over and promise to be even more competitive, at least on the men’s side, than the actual event at the upcoming World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
The 100m for men can be expected to include no less than six participants, not including Usain Bolt, who have gone below 10 sec this season. They are Asafa Powell, Steve Mullings, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade. It should also be noted that four of these have personal bests below 9.9 sec and the rest of the lineup will have persons bordering on 10 sec flat. I cannot recall any 100 m event at any national trials that has assembled such a competitive field and could easily be a big seller as a Pay per View Event at a reasonable fee with good promotion.
I would not propose the kind of fee that a major heavyweight fight would attract but one which could bring in some much needed dollars into the local programme.
There are other events that are worthwhile but that would have to be decided based on the logistics, a two week time frame and other market considerations, but they must act now.