JIS News

Executive Director of the Jamaica Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup, Robert Bryan, has said that Sabina Park and the Multipurpose Stadium in Trelawny were “ready for action”. “We can play cricket there now,” he told JIS News. “At both facilities, we can play cricket.” At Sabina Park, he said, workmen were installing seats and this process should be completed in another eight to ten days. “We deliberately did not put in the seats until all the heavy work has been done,” Mr. Bryan explained.
As for Emmet Park, the compound leased from the St. George’s College, the LOC Executive Director said that the facility was “fitted out” to accommodate the accreditation centre. “This has been completed and now operational and other temporary support services to the stadium itself, which we are in an advanced stage of fitting out,” he informed.
In terms of the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium, Mr. Bryan said that “work is going on and it is on schedule and so we are pretty alright with that side of it”. Meanwhile, the Executive Director expressed satisfaction about the improvement work on South Camp Road, the gateway to Sabina Park. “We are happy that the work is going on even though it is late,” he remarked.
The National Water Commission is responsible for laying new sewage pipes as part of necessary upgrading of the sewage main along the roadway, while the National Works Agency will take care of the restoration of the roads and the sidewalks, in addition to installing new traffic and pedestrian signals.
Jamaica will host four warm-ups, six group matches and a semi-final in addition to the opening ceremony, making it the territory to host the largest number of official events during the ICC CWC 2007.