Queen~~s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Capacity: 30,000
Matches: Group stage

Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain is the oldest and largest cricket ground in the West Indies. This venue, which is being privately owned by the Queens Park Cricket Club, is the home turf of Windies' pride Brian Charles Lara. Also known as Clair Oval has hosted more Test and ODI matches than any other ground in the Caribbean. It has been chosen to host Group 'B' ties.

Island factfile:

Name: Trinidad and Tobago (T&T lies in the Lesser Antilles-northeast of Venezuela and south of Grenada)
Capital city: Port-of-Spain
Other major cities: Chaguanas, Scarborough, San Fernando
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)
Population: 1,350,000
Climate: The climate is tropical. There are two seasons annually: the dry season for the first six months of the year, and the wet season in the second half of the year. Not so hot, humid conditions are taylor-made for cricket, Calypso and of course Caribbean beers
Languages: English, Tobagonian Creole English, Hindi (Bhojpuri) Trinidadian Creole French

Tourist destinations: Trinidad is the centre for commercial, cultural, musical activities in the Island country. The highlight of this Island is the Calypso and Carnival (Feb). Also one can find lots of historical and cultural spots like The Magnificiant Seven Mansions, St George Fort, Queen's Park Savannah among others. However its little sister Tobago, thankfully, still relatively untouched by developers' claws, the island is home to picture postcard-perfect beaches (complete with obligatory palm trees), pristine coral reefs, and an abundance of flora and fauna - as well as the oldest protected rainforest in the western hemisphere.

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