PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC-The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is said to be pleased with the state of preparations for the staging of the Caribbean Super50 in Trinidad in January.
WICB president Dave Cameron was in Port of Spain over the weekend meeting with officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and the Ministry of Tourism.
“Cameron came in for talks with the T&T Cricket Board, as well as the Ministry of Tourism and he left pleased with the progress so far,” WICB director Baldath Mahabir has reported.
“The meeting we had was very successful and everyone left pleased. We intend to meet with our sponsors all the way through to ensure that they get maximum exposure for their investment and this is why the president was here”.
The Caribbean Super 50 will be played in Trinidad for the next three years sponsored by this country’s ministry of Tourism in an effort to showcase T&T as a sport tourism destination.
The TTCB, who initiated talks with the ministry of Tourism, is acting as caretakers until the WICB puts a committee in place for the tournament.
“We are hoping to build this tournament as a major sporting attraction in Trinidad and Tobago and the region as a whole and this is why we are keeping it close to Carnival,” said Mahabir.
“We are hoping to offer fans the double package of cricket and carnival and this is why the ministry’s involvement in the planning process is so critical”.
Windward Islands are the defending champions of the regional super 50 after defeating Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by nine wickets in the finals at Kensington Over earlier this year.