GCB, Ministry of Sports meet to discuss specifics of tri-series
President of Guyana Cricket Board, Drubahadur, Secretary Anand Sanasie, Technical Development Officer (TDO) Colin Stuart, and Administrator Savitri Persaud, met with the Minister responsible for Sports Nicolette Henry, Director of Sports Christopher Jones, and Permanent Secretary Alfred King, to discuss the specifics of the ODI Tri-Series involving West Indies, Australia and South Africa.
Guyana has not hosted more than two international teams at the same time since the ICC 2007 Cricket World Cup.
A release from the GCB said that to pull off a huge event like the tri-series, “there needs to be collaboration between the GCB and Ministry of Sports. Hence, the relevant Officials sat and fine-tuned the specifics to ensure we successfully host this event”.
Some of the particulars discussed were the availability and usage of the Guyana National Stadium, partnership between the Government of Guyana and the GCB, and security of the players and delegations throughout their stay in Guyana. Secretary Sanasie briefed all on the Logistics, prices of tickets and concessions.
Minister Henry expressed her Government’s support for cricket, especially this particular event as it is being held in our Jubilee Independence year.
The delegation on both sides expressed the need for communication and collaboration to host a successful event that is likely to attract a large influx of visitors, especially from the North American diaspora.
The series will consist of ten matches, slated for June 2016. The first leg will be played in Guyana with all of the matches to be played at the National Stadium with South Africa versus West Indies on the June 3, Australia versus South Africa on the June 5, and West Indies versus Australia on the June 7.
The second leg is slated for St Kitts while the final four ODIs, including the final, will be held in Barbados. Australia last limited overs matches in the Caribbean came in March 2012 when they played five ODIs and split series – with two wins each and a tie in the third ODI at St Vincent.