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Compliments of the Barbados Nation News
THE UNTHINKABLE has happened in Cricket World Cup 2007.
Ireland's cricket captain Trent Johnston celebrating after hitting the winning run of the Group "D" Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan at Sabina Park, in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday. Ireland produced one of the biggest upsets in Cricket World Cup history, beating Pakistan by three wickets, consigning the 1992 champions to an almost certain first-round exit. (AP Picture) < Read more >March 19th 2007 by HAYDN GILL in Jamaica Compliments of the Barbados Nation news
THE EVENTS of the past few days have demonstrated there are no predictable results in Cricket World Cup 2007.
As West Indies prepare to face Zimbabwe at Sabina Park today, they would have sat back and taken note of what Ireland did to Pakistan and what Bangladesh did to India on Saturday.
The shock results have thrown the notion through the window that the majority of group stage matches were going to be predictable with results in favour of the eight leading international nations against the fledgling countries.
Against that background, West Indies captain Brian Lara is not under-estimating either Zimbabwe or Ireland.
"It's going to be very competitive. Zimbabwe and Ireland have shown they cannot be taken lightly," Lara said yesterday.
"We're going to play the game with the same gusto like we had against Pakistan. A win tomorrow [today] will put us into the second stage, but it doesn't mean we have any points as yet.
"We've got a very important two games left and we're going to take each game one at a time." < Read more >
March 13th 2007 Compliments of the Barbados Nation News by HAYDN GILL in Jamaica
The parade/motorcade consisted mainly of a number of primary and secondary schoolchildren taken from their schoolsÕ cheerleading teams, as well as LOC staffers and volunteers. The parade was led by CWC 2007 mascot, Mello. It started off at Jubilee Gardens, up Broad Street, the Wharf and Harbour roads and on to the Barbados Tourism Authority in Reef Road. (CA)
Date January 20, 2006
THERE WILL BE no Test cricket in the Caribbean in 2007, the year the region hosts the ninth Cricket World Cup (CWC).
News of this came from the office of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), which yesterday confirmed that the proposed tour of the region by Australia, due after the CWC, had to be postponed.
This means that Barbadians will have to go two consecutive years without seeing a Test match. The schedule for this year does not include a Test in Barbados as Kensington Oval is being redeveloped to host matches in the CWC.
"I guess it would be safe to say there would be no Test matches in the Caribbean next year," said Roger Brathwaite, the WICB's chief executive.
The last time there was no Test season in the Caribbean was 1987, the year the fourth World Cup was played in Asia.
The WICB suspended the Aussie visit next year after discussions with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia, Brathwaite said from his office in Antigua.
He could not give a timeline as to when the series might be played, but noted that the West Indies were very keen to have the series and fulfil the ICC's future tours programme.
"The tour was originally scheduled for before the World Cup, but after the dates were brought forward for the World Cup, we decided to put the Australian visit until after the World Cup." The World Cup will be played in the West Indies from March 11 to April 28. It will be the first time the West Indies will be hosting the tournament which features 16 teams.
"We (West Indies) are due to visit England for Tests and One-Day matches immediately after the World Cup, so it was impossible to fit in the Australia tour," Brathwaite said. "We are hoping to play four Tests in England that summer."
Compliments of the Nation News
September 07, 2005
IT is going to get very interesting very quickly in the Caribbean. The attention on the 2007 Cricket World Cup which will be hosted in the Caribbean just got a little more intense. It was enhanced with the formal announcement of the match schedule for the event, which gives the indication of the key matches in the tournament and when these matches will be played. < Read more >
A euphoric island-wide celebrations last night after it was announced that Barbados, the country with the richest cricketing tradition in the Caribbean, would host the final of Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007.
The grand announcement was made by CWC 2007 Inc. managing director, Chris Dehring, at 9:20 p.m. from the Ritz Carlton Resort in the northern Jamaica tourist resort of Montego Bay.It was met here with jumping, screaming, “high-fiving” dignitaries who had gathered at Sherbourne Conference Centre where Prime Minister Owen Arthur and the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers – earlier named as Icon of Excellence in Barbados’ effort – joined officials of World Cup Barbados Inc. in a huge celebration.
There was an air of suspense when Dehring stepped forward to make the announcement.
“Without doubt, it was certainly one of the most impressive countries on our venues tour … and the country we are asking to take us home, to leave that lasting footprint on the Cricket World Cup … the final of the ICC CWC 2007 goes to Barbados,” he said.
On hand in Jamaica to receive the package was World Cup Barbados chairman, Chris de Caires, Barbados Tourism Authority chairman, Hudson Husbands, and Clyde Sobers of World Cup Barbados.
Jamaica, the only other contenders for the final, could take comfort from the fact they were awarded a semifinal, the opening ceremony and match and the first-round group, which includes West Indies.
St Lucia, Barbados’ partners in a joint-bid, also achieved the desired objective of hosting a semifinal and the first-round zone with England.The other venues hosting six first round matches are Trinidad and Tobago [group with India] and St Kitts-Nevis [group with Australia].
Barbados will also host a Super Eight round of six matches, joining Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Guyana as the venues staging the second segment of the competition.
The announcements followed addresses from CWC 2007 Inc. chairman Rawle Brancker, International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani, West Indies Cricket Board president Teddy Griffith, CARICIOM chairman Dr Keith Mitchell, who is also Prime Minister of Grenada, and ICC venue development director Don Lockerbie.
Compliments of the Nation News
Saturday 01, November-2003 by Ezra Stuart
Pledging to walk to the crease and have a “positive partnership” with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in staging the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean, the International Cricket Council (ICC) says it won’t allow the regional body to have its stumps shattered.
Caribbean officials are discussing using charter flights, ferries and cruise ships to transport players, tourists and journalists during the tournament.
Officials are also considering asking United States and British airlines to increase flights in the region during the tournament.
Compliments of the Nation News
Tuesday 06, July-2004by Tony Cozier in London
THE Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies is to remain true to its name.
The eight hosting venues, chosen by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and announced at a media conference here yesterday beamed live back to the Caribbean through CMC radio and television, are all West Indian.
The only two extra-regional bids among the 12 submitted, from Broward County in the American state of Florida and from Bermuda, were unsuccessful.
St Kitts, which has never hosted a One-Day International, earned inclusion through its plans to boost Warner Park in Basseterre from a capacity of 4 000 to 13 000 with temporary seating.
The only disappointed West Indian territory was St Vincent and the Grenadines.
But Jamaica’s claim to have a second venue, in addition to Sabina Park, at a still-to-be constructed stadium at Trelawneywas rejected.
A venue assessment team (VAT) that comprised world games experts from various disciplines, along with representatives from the ICC and local organisers, did a detailed assessment of facilities and infrastructure of each bidding territory.
The final choice was made by the ICC on a recommendation presented to its board of directors by the event’s organising committee in London last Friday.
Headed by Barbadian businessman and former West Indies player Rawle Brancker and comprising several eminent West Indians, it undertook a thorough analysis and assessment of each application.
The allocation of matches in what, with 16 teams, will be the biggest of the nine World Cup tournaments since the first in 1975, is scheduled to be declared on July 13 at a ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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