State of Barbados Cricket Grounds A Topic In Hamilton Canada

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The local newspaper in Hamilton, Ontario Canada seems to be keenly interested in the state of the Kensington Oval and all things happening for the Cricket World Cup 2007.

This is about the third article we’ve seen come up on the newswire from The Hamilton Spectator. I don’t know if they have a Bajan on staff or if someone is just very interested in cricket and Barbados, but it is very encouraging to see CWC mentioned so far away in a non-cricket-crazy country like Canada.

From The Hamilton Spectator…

Cricket Grounds for 2007 World Cup on Schedule

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS Kensington Oval, site of the 2007 World Cup final, will be ready ahead of schedule, say the redevelopers of the Caribbean’s most historic cricket ground.

The 124-year-old stadium was demolished a year ago to increase seating capacity from 16,000 to 28,000, and last month the government reported the cost had jumped by a third to $69.1 million US ($77.9 million Cdn).

Yesterday, new grass was growing in the outfield and remoulded pitch areas, said Miles Weekes, the chief facilities development officer for Barbados.

He said the work, expected to be completed by January, was on schedule and ahead in some areas…

… read the entire article at The Hamilton Spectator. (link here)

map image courtesy of CNN.com (fair trade for the link)

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One response to “State of Barbados Cricket Grounds A Topic In Hamilton Canada

  1. Hi,

    I will be visiting your beautiful Island for the Cricket Worldcup on the 20th of April 2007.
    My home is in Yorkshire,United kingdom I coach cricket to primary schools and secondary schools and pathway centers. I also manage the girls District under 11’s and 15’s and the County under 15’s squad. How much girls cricket development is done at grass roots and do you have a Girls / Women’s District or County squad. If you do would it be possible tobe introduced to the squad I am flying back to the UK on the 5th of may