St. Vincent and the Grenadines has moved up two places in the latest world rankings issued by the International Netball Federation.

The country moved from 23rd to 21st to be among six Caribbean countries in the first 30 places.

Jamaica slipped one place from 3rd to 4th; Trinidad and Tobago maintained 10th; Barbados sits in 13th position, with Grenada at 22nd and the Cayman Islands at 26th, up two places.

Antigua and Barbuda sits just outside the top 30 in the 31st position.

As far as the top five positions go, Australia maintains its position at the top of world netball, followed by New Zealand.

England sits in 3rd, having nudged Jamaica from that position into 4th.

South Africa completes the top five and are joined by two other African countries in the top ten netball-playing nations of the world. The two are Malawi, up one place to sixth, and Uganda dropping to seventh.

The latest rankings update does not include matches played before July 2017.

Matches between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019 now have a 50 per cent weighting, while those contested from July 1, 2019 onwards have full 100 per cent weighting.

The INF opted to reduce the number of matches required to obtain a ranking from eight to six.

This is because of the postponement of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Source:

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