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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)

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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 >

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin going through a catching drill with assistant coach David Moore. (Picture by Gordon Brooks.) 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 REHEARSALS and warm-ups are over. Today it is serious business. And following yesterday's final practice session at Kensington Park in Jamaica, Brian Lara and his men geared themselves mentally for their first mission of Cricket World Cup 2007 – beat the Pakistanis in today's lead-off first-round match of the tourney. Here (from left) Lara, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard and Daren Powell going through a final exercise routine. (Picture by Brooks LaTouche Photography.)

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Kensington Park in Jamaica, Brian Lara and his men geared themselves mentally for their first mission of Cricket World Cup 2007  Compliments of the Nation News
West Indies' cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers speaking during the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica, yesterday. (AP Picture)

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Published on: 3/12/07 Compliments of the Barbados Nation news

West Indies' cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers speaking during the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica, yesterday. (AP Picture) < Read more >

CRICKET COLOUR. It was a show full of colour and energy as Bridgetown played host to the second parade in the space of a few days. This time around it was the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Cricket World Cup 2007 which was giving the entertainment. Chief corporate communications officer Francine Charles said the festivities were to mark the new CWC 2007 official song, written by Barbadian Rupert Rupee Clarke and performed by Clarke, Faye-Ann Lyons and Shaggy. Compliments of the Nation News
 

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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)


Kensington Oval is taking shape for the 2007 International Cricket Council World Cup Kensington Oval in Barbados is taking shape for the 2007 International Cricket Council World Cup, key officials went on a three-hour tour of the historic ground. What they saw was a lush green outfield, a "square" taking shape and a spanking new Garfield Sobers Player Pavilion. Soil and agronomy specialists also carried out tests on the pitch and field. Here, a look at the new pavilion with the nets in the foreground. Inset, Courtney Browne (centre), the cricket operations manager for Barbados, does a turf test accompanied by Winston Reid (left), of the Barbados Local Organising Committee, and Francis Lopez, of the event's sports agronomy team. (Picture by Philip Spooner.Compliments of the Nation News)

Chris DeCaires, chairman of World Cup Barbados gets up close to the Cricket World Cup trophy In April Indar Weir launched dream cruising packages aboard Sea Dream 1 as well as their Bajan Possee magazine. M.C. for the evening was Maurice Norville

Indar Weir was happy to announce that the company was an Official Travel Agent (OTA) in Barbados for Cricket World Cup 2007.

Dale Layne unveiled the plans for combining world class cricket with luxury cruising. "This yacht is strictly limited to 110 passengers and will sell very quickly. This is an opportunity to be part of this trip of a lifetime, unforgettable cricket, five-star cuisine, open bar, a crew of 90 to look after you, offering the highest level of service imaginable."

Mrs Francine Charles, Chief Corporate Officer World Cup Barbados LOC applauded the efforts of the company, noting that the Sea Dream 1 packages provide an exciting alternative for the traveler seeking the ultimate in luxury.

Ms Maisha Layne, Special Events Manager for Indar Weir Travel Centre, launched the Bajan Posse magazine. Named after the Barbados fans that follow their team around the region, the magazine highlights sports, culture and events in Barbados.

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Date January 20, 2006

by PHILIP SPOONER Compliments of the Nation News

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.

Kensington Oval is being redeveloped to host matches in the CWC.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."

philipspooner@nationnews.com

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September 07, 2005

Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur: Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur: issues surrounding the staging of the 2007 Cricket World Cup must be addressed.
The Caribbean has no choice but to deliver a sucessful Cricket World Cup, says Rawle Brancker, former chairman of CWC.

WICB President, Teddy Griffith (left), ICC President Eshan Mani (centre) and nominee for WICB President, Ken Gordon, during last weeks launch of the CWC 2007 match schedule at Queens Hall, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 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 >

Chris DeCaires, chairman of World Cup

 

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October 08, 2005

Chris DeCaires, chairman of World Cup Barbados gets up close to the Cricket World Cup trophy on display yesterday as (from left) Stephen Price, Commercial Projects Officer, CWC; Chris Dehring, chief executive officer CWC; Stephen Alleyne, World Cup Barbados CEO; and Chris Tetley, International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricket Liasion Officer for CWC 2007, look on.

It's Ours! - Wednesday 14, July-2004


World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne (right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the 2007 World Cup final.

by Haydn Gill
IT’S FINAL … It’s The Final ... It’s Barbados.

World Cup Barbados chief executive officer Stephen Alleyne (right), Prime Minister Owen Arthur (centre) and Sir Garfield Sobers showing their delight after Barbados was awarded the 2007 World Cup final.

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.

Artist view of the St Lucia  World Cup stadiumSt 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.

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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.

ICC’s chief executive Malcolm Speed (left) speaking at yesterday’s s conference, while ICC President Ehsan Mani listens in.
ICC’s chief executive Malcolm Speed (left) speaking at yesterday’s s conference, while ICC President Ehsan Mani listens in. < Read more >

 

Heads to speed up World Cup plans - Tuesday 06, July-2004

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (centre) with Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur (left) and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer at the 25th Caribbean Community summit.

ST GEORGE’S – Caribbean leaders have promised to speed up planning for the 2007 Cricket World Cup after eight Caribbean countries were chosen to host matches.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (centre) with Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur (left) and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer at the 25th Caribbean Community summit.
Artist view of the Grenada World  Cup stadium
Speaking yesterday at an annual CARICOM Summit, Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell said governments must especially focus on improving air travel since several Caribbean leaders had to travel an entire day to reach the summit in Grenada.

There are few direct flights between islands in the Caribbean.

 

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.

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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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