Barbados organizing committee chief executive Stephen Alleyne said: “Kensington is still a construction site, and there is still some work to be done.
“We cannot have any matches being played there in the lead-up to the cricket World Cup, and definitely not in January.”
… Excerpt from BBC Sport Cricket (link here)
When the Olympics were on in Greece, I recall seeing painters administering the final coats to venues even as spectators were arriving, so this last minute frenzy is all the norm in big events productions.
It usually works out and I expect it will work out in Barbados. Once in a while though, you get a disaster like happened in Canada where (I think) the place still isn’t finished two decades later.
(Maybe our friend Hants can tell us that story in the comments section?)