Stands cleared for T20I followingsafety inspection

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Safety officials have given the all clear for the RBTT, Carib Beer and KFC Stands to be used in today’s Twenty20 International between West Indies and England at Queen’s Park Oval.

A faulty staircase leading up to the three stands developed during the fifth Test here last week and had threatened their availability for the one-off T20I.

However, Queen’s Park Cricket Club’s chief executive, Lisa Abraham said repairs had been carried out and the stands would be ready to host spectators for the sold out encounter.

“Remedial work has been completed and it is ready for Sunday,” said Abraham.

“It was inspected by officials of the Fire Services Department, along with City Engineers, who have certified that it is safe to use.”

The problems with the staircase arose last Saturday when the elevator malfunctioned, forcing patrons to use the staircase, but many of them complained that it appeared unsteady.

The venue is expected to be inundated by spectators for the T20I as cricket board officials here confirmed that all tickets had already been sold out for the 2pm clash.

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