The Lance Gibbs stand in the background will be finished in time for the Guyana leg of Pakistan's tour. Only divine intervention could put the Bourda ground in shape for the First Test at the end of March.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CANA) - The Pakistani cricketers are to open their Caribbean tour on March 6 with a four-day match against a President's XI at Sabina Park in Jamaica, the West Indies Cricket Board of Control (WICBC), announced Thursday.
Test cricket is in the air and there is an atmosphere of excitement as the country's lone test match venue the world famous Bourda sward takes shape for the opening round encounter between `Prince' Saurav Ganguly's Indians and `Sir' Carl Hooper's West Indians.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) venue inspection team feels that the Providence Stadium will be more than ready to deliver “Captivating, Contagious Cricket” when it hosts the opening ceremony and first round matches of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
Some life is expected from the normally flat and placid Guyana National Stadium playing surfaces and practice facilities for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Twenty20 in April after ICC Pitch Consultant Andy Atkinson adds his touch to it.
With 100 days left to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Cup Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies, ICC pitch and field consultant Andy Atkinson arrived in Guyana yesterday afternoon to work with the ground staff today at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.