United States joins 10 World Cup bidders

Published: Saturday, May 8, 2004, 19:33 [IST]
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Barbados:The United States officially lodged its application to host matches in the 2007 cricket World Cup, along with ten Caribbean nations, when the bidding process closed.

The USA, who want to stage matches at a purpose-built stadium in Florida, joined Antigua et Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts et Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent et the Grenadines and Trinidad et Tobago.

No submission was received from the Bahamas, the only other country that had indicated their intention to host matches in 2007.

A minimum of eight stadiums are required to stage the event.

Inspectors will now visit each bidding country between May 24 and June 7 to inspect the facilities.

The World Cup host venues are scheduled to be announced on July 2 with the award of matches set for July 12.

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