St Kitts and Nevis was one of the eight venues chosen to host the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
The announcement was made on Monday July 5, 2004 by the International Cricket Council (ICC). This day will long be remembered by the Government and people of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis. Ehsan Mani, ICC President and Teddy Griffith, West Indies Cricket Board President took turns announcing the eight host venues for the ICC World Cup West Indies 2007 via an audio-visual presentation which was broadcast live from the Ramada Plaza Hotel in London, England.
Other countries selected as host venues for the ICC World Cup West Indies 2007 are Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago. Bermuda, another Jamaica venue, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States were unsuccessful in their bids to host matches for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The National Sports Center in Bermuda was however recommended by the West Indies Cricket Board as the first alternative venue in the event that matches need to be relocated. Warm up matches will also be hosted at the Bermuda's National Sports Center.
The allocation of matches to the selected venues, as well as the venues for the 2007 Cricket World Cup opening ceremony, semi-finals and final will be announced in a live radio and television broadcast from Jamaica on Tuesday July 13, 2004.
The Minister of Sports, Honourable Jacinth Henry Martin and members of the St Kitts and Nevis 2007 Cricket World Cup Bid Committee gathered at the Conference Room of the Bird Rock Beach Hotel on Monday morning, July 5, to view the live television broadcast by the International Cricket Council (ICC). When St Kitts and Nevis was announced as a venue, loud cheers erupted from the room. In a brief ceremony after the announcement, remarks were made and toasts raised to celebrate the Federation's successful bid. Those making remarks and raising toasts included Honourable Jacinth Henry Martin, Charles Wilkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of World Cup St. Kitts-Nevis Ltd who also served as Chairman of the St Kitts and Nevis 2007 Cricket World Cup Bid Committee, Ricky Skerritt, former Manager of the West Indies Cricket Team and Board Member of World Cup St. Kitts-Nevis Ltd and Stanley Franks Jr., President of the St. Kitts Cricket Association who is also a board member.
According to Amicia Mussenden, owner/publisher of a St Kitts and Nevis web site at http://www.discover-stkitts-nevis-beaches.com, "the hosting of 2007 Cricket World Cup matches in St Kitts will be a big boost for the economy of St Kitts and Nevis". She went on to say that "The selection of St Kitts and Nevis as a 2007 Cricket World Cup host venue demonstrates to the world that the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, although small in size, is quite capable of hosting international events."
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St Kitts and Nevis 2007 Cricket World Cup
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Press Release from World Cup St Kitts-Nevis Ltd issued July 5, 2004.
Press Release from the St Kitts and Nevis Information Service issued July 5, 2004.
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