WICB rejects Grenada’s request for venue change

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada , CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has rejected a request from the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) for a possible change in venue for next month’s three One Day international matches between Zimbabwe and West Indies carded for Grenada.

The Cricket Association here says it had written to the WICB requesting that it considers a new venue for the games in light of General Elections carded February 19.

However, the WICB says its decision to leave the matches in St.George’s was based on a report from the Royal Grenada Police Force.
“The board of directors accepted the recommendation that the matches should be hosted in Grenada based on the written report received from the Grenada Commissioner of Police…,” said WICB’s letter to sports minister Patrick Simmons following a board meeting in St. Lucia over the weekend. “We confirm that the matches scheduled for Grenada will remain scheduled  in Grenada,” the letter further stated.

Zimbabwe’s tour of the Caribbean, February 22 to March 20, comprises two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

The ODI’s are carded for the National stadium in St.George’s but the association was suggesting a possible switch to Antigua.
Police Commissioner Willan Thompson has given the assurance that adequate security will be in place for the games.

“Be advised that the Royal Grenada Police Force will provide adequate security for players and patrons for all matches to be hosted by the Grenada Cricket association in conjunction with the West Indies cricket board” Commissioner Thompson said in a letter to the sports minister.

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