Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Caribbean on the way to go through assessment for T20 World Cup

A worldwide contingent will shell out a six-day appointment to the Caribbean from Monday to examine venues and measure arrangements being made for the next year's Twenty20 World Cup.

Venue inspections begin in Barbados and will move to Guyana the following day where the team will stay for two days before course to St. Kitts on Wednesday.

They take off to St.Lucia on Friday where part of the examination takes place at Beausejour Cricket Ground during the One-Day International between the West Indies
and India.

The venue inspection tour ends on July 4. The team includes councils of the West Indies Cricket Board, the WT20 2010 project team, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) and ESPN STAR Sports.

"This is the first venue check for ICC WT20 West Indies 2010 and I consider the region is recognizable with this process, particularly building on the experience of 2007 World Cup.

"This time around, we don't have the job of constructing new stadia and that's a major plus. However, there are still several essentials which have to be put in place to host an event of this level and we need to assess what must be done in the four host nations," said Tournament Director Ernest Hilaire.

"We have less than a year prior to the cricketing world comes to the West Indies again and we plan to speed ourselves well in planning and executing cricket' newest showpiece," he added.

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