YOUTH Development and Sports Minister Kenson Casimir has disclosed that preparations for the Cricket World Cup are at an advanced stage.
The minister provided an update on the ongoing refurbishing works in progress at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground [DSCG]. He stated that works are in full swing with regards to preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup, and contractors have been hired.
“We are full steam ahead , we have the lights, which is an integral part as to how we are going to have a good event being broadcast, being procured and shipped to Saint Lucia,” Casimir said.
He reported that the roofs at the DSCG have been totally demolished and will be replaced with a brand new roof. Technicians have been sourced to deal with the air conditioning units and bring them up to standard for the global sports event.
Saint Lucia will host some preliminary rounds of the tournament which is slated to run from June 1 to 29. St Lucia will host teams such as Australia, Sri Lanka and the West Indies over a two-week period with six matches at the DSCG.
“We are ready to go and ensure that with the sort of implementation from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) that we will have one of the best events in the region,” the sports minister asserted.