Four more venues to host World Cup warm-up matches

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Bridgetown:Four more stadiums in Barbados, Jamaica, St Vincent and Trinidad were added to the list of venues that will host warm-up matches for the 2007 World Cup that will be held in West Indies.

A new 15,000-seat stadium to be built in Trinidad, which will be named in honor of Brian Lara will be one of them according to venue development director Don Lockerbie.

Lara, who hails from Trinidad is record holder for the highest score in Test cricket (400 not out) and first-class cricket (501 not out).

The Three Ws Oval, outside Bridgetown, Barbados; the Trelawney Stadium, under construction in western Jamaica; and Arnos Vale Playing Field in St Vincent complete the list.

"We are putting together a number of special venues to stage the best World Cup ever," Lockerbie said.

"Governments have invested over $250 million (euro198 million) to see this project work. We are here to deliver," he added.

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