St Kitts bids to host ICC matches

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, November 28, 2008 – St Kitts and Nevis is putting in a bid to host the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket Championship in 2010.


Minister of State for Information, Senator Nigel Carty, said Cabinet endorsed the proposal this week.


“If successful in its bid, St. Kitts and Nevis will host ICC Cricket matches in April and May of 2010,” he said.


The cricket would be played at Warner Park Cricket Stadium which was recently redeveloped, with the assistance of Taiwan, to become the 150th test venue.


The stadium has already hosted One-Day Internationals between India and the West Indies and Australia and the West Indies; test matches between India and the West Indies and Australia and the West Indies; as well as World Cup matches.


England will start their 2009 tour of the Caribbean with two three-day matches at the venue. The first game will be a three-day practice match against a St. Kitts XI followed by a three-day first-class fixture against West Indies “A.”


Warner Park has also hosted regional matches including the Nagico One-Day International and Leewards Islands One-Day International.