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ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Venue Development Director, Don Lockerbie has emphasized that every seat at each venue for the tournament would be available to patrons, regardless of gender.
Mr. Lockerbie gave the assurance at a recent press briefing at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, while responding to concerns about whether or not some areas in cricket clubs, which traditionally are off limits to women, would remain so during the event.
He explained that, “Every seat and room in the stadia of host territories becomes our exclusive use and in that regard every room and every seat will be open regardless of gender.”
The Kingston Cricket Club, for example, he said, was one of the sites for the hospitality area and as such, it would have to abide by the policy of ICC Cricket World Cup. “What they do after the World Cup is their business,” he stated.
“During the seven matches at Sabina Park, the Cricket World Cup will have an absolute open non-gender policy and no discrimination of any kind,” he reiterated.
In fact, all members’ rights will be suspended during that period to the extent that members will not be allowed free access to the grounds.
The organisers of ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 will have exclusive rights to all nine host venues from 21 days before the first match of the tournament, which is scheduled for February 19.
The nine host venues are: Warner Park, St. Kitts and Nevis; Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia; Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago; Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda; Kensington Oval, Barbados; Queen’s Park, Grenada; Providence Stadium, Guyana; the Stadium at Florence Hall and Sabina Park, Jamaica.

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