Historic Kensington Oval to be demolished

Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Bridgetown:The picturesque Kensington Oval will stage its last Test during Pakistan's tour of the Carribean in May-June before the stadia is demolished in June.

This is being done to facilitate the construction of a new ground keeping in mind the 2007 World Cup to be held there.

The new ground would have a seating capacity of 28,000 seatsa big jump from the present seating capacity of 13,000. It is expected that the work on the new stadia would be finished by December 2006 so it is up and running for the World Cup.

It may be noted that Barbados will stage several World Cup matches, including the final.

Kensington Oval also has bit of history attached to it. The ground has staged international matches for 110 years, and hosted the West Indies' first Test in 1930.

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