National Cricket Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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The National Stadium in Grenada became the 84th Test venue in 2002 when West Indies played New Zealand. Its fast-tracking from a fairly basic venue to an international came about as part of the region's build up to the 2007 World Cup, and Grenada benefited greatly from the investment. The construction of the $5 million stadium, which lies adjacent to a football and athletics ground, changed the face of Grenadian cricket. The presence of St George's University, which is now the home of the West Indies' Cricket Academy, has also helped push the ground's case.

Once of the best and most modern venues in the region, the National Cricket Stadium (formerly Queen's Park) was destroyed by hurricane Ivan in 2004. The stadium was severely damaged, and the rebuilding process began in 2005 with the assistance of the Chinese Government. The stadium is expected to be complete by late 2006, in time for World Cup 2007.

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