Four venues added for cricket World Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Stadiums in Barbados, Jamaica, St. Vincent and Trinidad were added to the list of venues that will host warm-up matches for the 2007 cricket World Cup.

Four venues added for cricket World Cup

Bridgetown: Stadiums in Barbados, Jamaica, St. Vincent and Trinidad were added to the list of venues that will host warm-up matches for the 2007 cricket World Cup. One of the venues is a new, 15,000-seat stadium to be built in Trinidad, which will be named in honor of Brian Lara, said venue development director Don Lockerbie. Lara, a native Trinidadian, holds the record for the highest score in Test cricket (400 not out) and first-class cricket (501 not out). The Three Ws Oval, outside Bridgetown, Barbados; the Trelawney Stadium, under construction in western Jamaica; and Arnos Vale Playing Field in St. Vincent complete the list. The Three Ws Oval underwent a $500,000 upgrade, and further development is being planned for the World Cup. "We are putting together a number of special venues to stage the best World Cup ever," Lockerbie said. "Governments have invested over $250 million to see this project work. We are here to deliver." Eight venues were selected last July to host tournament matches: Kensington Oval (Barbados), Sabina Park (Jamaica), The Viv Richards Stadium (Antigua), Queen's Park Stadium (Grenada), Queen's Park Oval (Trinidad), The New Warner Park (St. Kitts), Beausejour Cricket Ground (St. Lucia), and a new facility to be built in Guyana. Officials predict more than 100,000 visitors will attend the tournament's 51 matches. (AP)
Topics : Cricket Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
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