BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Both the Sabina Park and Trelawny stadium venues in Jamaica are on course for a timely finish as the country prepares to fulfill its obligation of hosting matches in next year's Cricket World Cup.
Robert Bryan, chief executive of the Jamaica's Local Organising Committee, said the cement shortage several weeks ago did impact on the preparations, but noted he was confident of delivering the venues ahead of the ICC's deadline next February.
"Right now we are making great progress in terms of both venues. We expect Trelawny will be ready ahead of schedule as previously indicated, and the completion of Sabina Park will be hopefully by the end of November, but definitely no later than the second week of December," Bryan said.
The Trelawny Stadium, being constructed in the north-western parish of Trelawny, will be a 25,000-seater project and will host the opening ceremony on March 11 as well as pre-tournament matches from March 5-9.
... The cost of redevelopment of Sabina Park has been put at US$29 million while the Greenfield Stadium has been built to the tune of US$30 million....