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Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 20:54 [IST]
 
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Capacity: 21,000
Matches: Opening match, group stage, semi-final

Sabina Park, the home of the Kingston Cricket Club, is aTest cricket ground in Kingston. It is located in the part of Kingston with the driest climate and for many years the pitch was one of the hardest and fastest in the Caribbean.

The upgraded Sabina Park stadium has two ends namely Blue Mountains End and George Headley End.

The spectacular Blue Mountains, (home of the world famous Blue Mountain coffee) form a picturesque and spectacular backdrop to the north facing the George Headley Stand, with Kingston Harbour to the south.

Sabina Park's greatest moment in Test cricket was the 365 not out made by Garry Sobers against the Pakistanis that stood for many years as the highest individual Test score.

Island Factfile:

Name: Jamaica (lies in Greater Antilles) The Island is the third biggest English-speaking nation in the Americas after the United States and Canada.
Capital City: Kingston
Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Population: 26,51,000 (as on July 2005)
Climate: The climate in Jamaica is tropical, with hot and humid weather, although higher inland regions have a more temperate climate.
Languages: English and Patios English

Tourist Spots: This Island is known for cruises and sails on Caribbean sea. Jamaican attractions are: Negril Tour, sunset shuttle, Y S falls and safari of Black river, Montego Bay tour, Appleton estate tour, Bob Marley museum, Lover's leap, Fort Charles among others. Also Jamaica is a place for bird lovers. One can find many endemic birds like Humming bird, Doctor bird et al.

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